Alzheimer’s News

How We Use Our Brain’s GPS To Navigate

June 8th, 2014
How We Use Our Brain’s GPS To NavigateThe way we navigate from Point A to Point B is controlled by two different brain regions, according to new research. A new study found that at the beginning ...

Depression, Health Factors Can Hamper Memory — At Any Age

June 5th, 2014
Depression, Health Factors Can Hamper Memory -- At Any AgeResearchers have discovered that depression, inadequate exercise, or high blood pressure can lead individuals of all ages to experience memory problems. For the study, University of ...

New Test Differentiates Alzheimer’s, Normal Aging

May 21st, 2014
New Test Differentiates Between Alzheimer’s and Normal Aging A new research study suggests a new cognitive test can determine whether memory impairment is due to very mild Alzheimer's disease or the normal aging process. Memory impairments ...

Alzheimer’s Drugs May Protect Heart

May 14th, 2014
Alzheimer's Drugs May Protect HeartCertain Alzheimer's drugs may help protect against heart attack, a recent large study shows. Heart attack is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, according to Professor Peter ...

Dementia Risk Doubles in Older Schizophrenia Patients

May 8th, 2014
Dementia Risk Doubles in Older Schizophrenia PatientsFor older patients with schizophrenia, the risk for developing dementia is twice as high compared to those without the severe mental disease, according to new research from Regenstrief ...

Mouse Study: Young Blood Recharges Old Brains

May 6th, 2014
Mouse Study: Young Blood Recharges Old BrainsInfusing an old mouse brain with the blood of young mice appears to restore previously lost mental capacities, according to a new study by Stanford University School of ...

Caring for Horses Can Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients

May 6th, 2014
Caring for Horses Can Benefit Alzheimer's PatientsSpending time with horses and caring for their needs eases the symptoms of Alzheimer’s dementia, according to new research published in the journal Anthrozoos. The small pilot study was a ...

Humor Can Aid Memory in Seniors

April 29th, 2014
Humor Can Aid Memory in SeniorsHumor may indeed be the best medicine, especially for older folks. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California have found that laughing can reduce levels of stress hormones and improve ...

Exercise To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Away

April 24th, 2014
Exercise To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease AwayA study of older adults finds evidence that moderate physical activity can stave off shrinkage of the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation -- the area that ...

Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain Diseases

April 23rd, 2014
Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain DiseasesA new study suggests a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Researchers at the ...