New Drug Can Stop Alzheimer`s Early

February 6, 2013

A new drug for Alzheimer`s has shown “encouraging” results in early trials on mice, claim British scientists who believe that it can stop the disease before it seriously affects a person`s mental abilities. In early trials conducted on mice they found the compound reduced by a third the number of `plaques` on the brain, which are associated with the disease. New drug can stop Alzheimer`s early

Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer’s Damage

January 27, 2013

A dramatic shift is beginning in the disappointing struggle to find something to slow the damage of the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic: The first U.S. experiments with “brain pacemakers” for Alzheimer’s are getting under way.

Exercise Can Slow Onset of Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

January 26, 2013

Keeping active can slow down the progression of memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease, a study has shown.

Brain Pacemaker for Alzheimer’s Disease

January 26, 2013

Last October, 57-year-old Kathy Sanford underwent groundbreaking surgery to have a pacemaker implanted in her brain to help with the effects of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

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.