Daily Brisk Walking Can Avert Alzheimer’s: Study

January 25, 2013

A brisk walk a day switches on a brain process that can protect against Alzheimer’s, according to a new study. A stress hormone produced during moderate exercise protects the brain from memory changes linked to the disease, found the study by the University of Nottingham.

Thanksgiving tradition inspires Alzheimer's Association event

November 12, 2012

Jane O’Connor Lizotte, one of the organizers of the Turkey Trot for the Memory, displays photos of her family and her late father, Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Francis P. O’Connor, and the shirt she wears when she runs the Boston Marathon each … See all stories on this topic »

Stop Hyping Alzheimer’s Cures, Learn to Care for People Who Have the Disease

October 5, 2012

You can’t escape the seemingly ubiquitous news stories about the latest cure for Alzheimer’s. There is only one problem: None of them are true. Some are simply frauds

Resistance to Dementia May Run in the Family

October 4, 2012

People who are free of dementia and have high levels of a protein that indicates the presence of inflammation have relatives who are more likely to avoid the disease as well, according to a new study published in the August 15, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “In very elderly people with good cognition, higher levels of C-reactive protein, which is related to inflammation, are associated with better memory,” said study author Jeremy M

Obesity ‘Bad for Brain’ by Hastening Cognitive Decline

October 3, 2012

Being overweight is not just bad for waistlines but for brains too, say researchers who have linked obesity to declining mental performance.

How Melatonin – the Hormone Linked to Sleep Could be Key to the Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease

October 2, 2012

A hormone linked to the human sleep cycle has been identified as a new weapon against Alzheimer’s disease.

Study Shows Stem Cells May Prevent And Cure Alzheimer’s

October 1, 2012

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In the first study of its kind, researchers at Korea’s leading university and the RNL Bio Stem Cell Technology Institute announced this week the results of a study that suggests an astounding possibility: adult stem cells may not only have a positive effect on those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, they can prevent the disease. Using fat-derived adult stem cells from humans [scientific term: adMSCs, or human, adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells], researchers were able to cause Alzheimer’s disease brains in animal models to regenerate

Rose – an Alzheimer’s Warrior Till the End

October 1, 2012

I believe there are two times in life when it is never more apparent we are guided by a higher power: birth and death. I felt this potent force through the miracle of birth when I brought my daughter, Jazlyn, into the world 18 years ago

Is Alzheimer’s A Fourth Type Of Diabetes?

September 30, 2012

People with diabetes have a higher risk of dementia.

Detective Work: The False Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

September 3, 2012

Family members of J.D. “Jasper” Cain suspected he had Alzheimer’s disease as they watched the once fun-loving father and husband struggle with memory and movement. Three doctors thought he had Parkinson’s disease and kept raising his medication dose when he didn’t improve.