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Can lifestyle modifications delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

Clinicians have devoted strenuous efforts to secondary prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by diagnosing and treating patients as early as possible.

A Hormone Produced When We Exercise Might Help Fight Alzheimer’s

An exercise-induced hormone linked to a range of benefits might add another to its repertoire: protection against Alzheimer’s disease.

Racial Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease Unveiled

A study published in JAMA Neurology has identified racial disparities between African-Americans and Caucasians in the level of a key biomarker used to identify Alzheimer’s disease.

Drinking Coffee May Reduce Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Risks

A new study out of the Krembil Brain Institute, part of the Krembil Research Institute, suggests there could be more to that morning jolt of goodness than a boost in energy and attention.

Why Your Eyes Could Be the Key to an Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Could a trip to the eye doctor also provide a way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease? New research suggests that small blood vessels in the back of the eye may reveal the disease progression in your brain

10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Every Adult Should Know

With grim prognoses and very limited treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, early detection hasn’t been particularly advantageous.

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?

There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold soresalso may cause Alzheimer's disease, a new research paper contends.

'Zombie' Brain Cells Could Hold Key to Combating Alzheimer's, Mouse Study Suggests

Scientists believe that for 99 percent of all people, Alzheimer’s risk is related to a complex interplay of genetics, lifestyle, and environment.

Positive Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s: Exercise, Eat Right, Socialize, and Keep Learning

Scientists believe that for 99 percent of all people, Alzheimer’s risk is related to a complex interplay of genetics, lifestyle, and environment.

New Insight on Alzheimer’s: Link Between Dementia and Eye Diseases Discovered

Summary: A new study reveals a considerable link between three common eye diseases and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers believe their findings could help physicians better detect those at risk of developing dementia.

Alzheimer's Guidelines for Primary Care Announced

At its annual meeting here, the Alzheimer's Association previewed its first-ever clinical practice guidelines for primary care physicians evaluating Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and neurodegenerative cognitive behavioral syndromes, to be released in full later this year.


Alzheimer’s Disease and Dietary Supplements

A variety of dietary supplements, such as curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids, and ginkgo biloba, have been investigated to see whether they can prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. However, currently there’s no strong evidence that any dietary supplement is effective for this purpose.


A healthy lifestyle may help you sidestep Alzheimer’s

January is an inspiring time to make resolutions about eating a healthy diet and exercising more, maybe because you want to look or feel better. Personally, those reasons aren’t always enough to keep me from skipping a workout...


Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a small, new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health...


Too Much Iron May Act Like Rust in the Brain, Is Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists and doctors already knew that Alzheimer's disease patients show a buildup of amyloid protein in the brain. Now high levels of iron are also associated with Alzheimer’s


How to Distinguish Between Alzheimer's and Aging

Our memory capacity changes as we get older, but memory loss that adversely affects everyday life is not an ordinary sign of aging...


Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers, Not Cognition, Will Now Define Disorder

A new definition of Alzheimer’s disease based solely on biomarkers has the potential to strengthen clinical trials and change the way physicians talk to patients.