Categories: Alzheimer's Research

Tips on Communicating with a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Although symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) vary from person to person, it’s very common, for people in the later stages of the disease, to have progressively more and more trouble with communication.…

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Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials: The History of Medical Breakthroughs

Clinical trials are research studies that expose volunteer participants (or groups of people) to one or more health-related intervention. The goal of clinical trials is to evaluate the safety, effectiveness,…

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New Research Suggests that Adverse Social Conditions may Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

It’s been a well-known fact for some time that many culturally diverse groups, (such as Hispanics and African Americans), have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), thought to be a direct result…

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Minorities, Alzheimer's Disease and Clinical Trials

Although race is known to dramatically impact the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the number of minorities involved in clinical trials is reportedly very low. In fact, African-Americans (and other…

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Study Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease says Women Have More Active Brains Than Men

Scientists have known for some time that the brains of men and women are affected differently when it comes to neurological disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease). In fact, women are known to have significantly…

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Odor Tests Could Help Detect Early Alzheimer's Disease, New Study Suggests

A recent clinical research study, published in the journal Neurology, found that odor identification may be linked to early Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Early Alzheimer’s Disease During the preclinical stage…

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AD Wisdom Pearl: Two-thirds of the 5 Million People with Alzheimer's Disease Are Women

AD Wisdom Pearl #8 According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s estimated that 3.2 million women 65 or older have Alzheimer’s disease (AD), compared to 1.8 million men who reportedly have AD. In fact,…

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Is Tau Protein Therapy the Future of Alzheimer’s Treatment?

There are many innovative new approaches to Alzheimer’s research today. From new drugs that help improve memory, to medication that lowers beta amyloid (a hallmark indicator of AD in the brain), and even…

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New Tool Could Detect Alzheimer's Decades Before Symptoms Occur

At the Alzheimer’s International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto, a new concept in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) diagnosis was submitted by researchers from the University of Waterloo. The new non-invasive diagnostic…

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CBS News Report on New Study for Alzheimer's Prevention

A recent CBS News story highlighted the growing global challenge of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), on an international level. A new study, conducted by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and…

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Studies Find Over the Counter Medications may be Linked to High Risk for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Recent studies have shown a strong link to a few frequently used over-the-counter medications and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Some medications for allergies and insomnia may not be safe when…

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New Swedish Study Finds People with Alzheimer's who Live Alone Receive Lower Levels of Health care

A new Swedish study, “Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Disease,” published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), discovered that people with AD who live alone received poorer health care, including…

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Small Dose Medication Combos May be Effective for High Blood Pressure

There are many health conditions that may increase the risks and even exacerbate symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one such risk factor. If you are a caregiver…

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New Alzheimer's Drug Shows Potential for Lowering Amyloid and Improving Cognition

A new Alzheimer’s drug has been unveiled, many are calling it a “revolutionary” new Alzheimer’s drug because it shows promise for slowing the rate of progression of the disease. This new immunotherapy…

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Could the Way You Walk Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?

There is overwhelming evidence pointing to the connection between a slow gait and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a recent New York Times article. In fact, 5 different studies were presented at…

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The ABC's of Vitamin D for Alzheimer's Prevention

While many people are aware of the importance of getting enough daily vitamin D, Alzheimer’s caregivers may be interested in learning about a study that revealed a deficiency in vitamin D could be a factor…

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New Berkeley Study Reveals Restorative Sleep may be One Way to Fight Alzheimer's Disease

Regardless of the stage of the disease a person with Alzheimer’s is experiencing, sleep disorders may be interfering with more than just a good night’s rest. Scientists are beginning to discover that…

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Benefits of Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Prevention and Treatment

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