Alzheimer’s News

New Standard for Detecting Alzheimer’s

New Standard for Detecting Alzheimer’s

March 27th, 2015
A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) led research team has validated a standard protocol that can be used to detect one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The approach detects atrophy in the part of the brain known as the hippocampus. The ...
MDs Urged to Disclose Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

MDs Urged to Disclose Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

March 25th, 2015
A new report by the Alzheimer's Association's discovered that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. Although physicians may be fearful of causing a patient distress, researchers found that more ...
Milk for Brain Health?

Milk for Brain Health?

March 25th, 2015
New research has discovered a link between milk consumption and the levels of a naturally-occurring antioxidant called glutathione in the brain in older, healthy adults. Although the University of Kansas (KU) research was not designed to show a cause and effect relationship, the ...

New Tool IDs Those At Risk for Cognitive Impairment

March 22nd, 2015
Researchers have developed a new scoring method to help identify which older people are at greater risk for developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that can eventually lead to full dementia. "Our goal is to identify memory issues at the earliest possible ...
New MIND Diet Protects Against Alzheimer's

Study Shows New Diet Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s

March 20th, 2015
A new diet, known by the acronym MIND, has been found to significantly reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), even when the diet is not strictly followed, according to new research published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of ...
Antipsychotic Drugs Can Harm Dementia Patients

Antipsychotic Drugs Can Harm Dementia Patients

March 19th, 2015
New research suggests medications aimed at improving behavioral problems among patients with dementia may actually may be hastening death. The study adds more troubling evidence to the case against antipsychotic drugs as a treatment for the behaviors that accompany Alzheimer's disease and other ...
Self-Reported Fitness Level May Predict Risk of Dementia

Mid-Life Physical Fitness Influences Brain Aging in Later Years

March 6th, 2015
New research suggests that people with poor physical fitness in their 40s may undergo accelerated brain aging. In a paper presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle meeting, researchers say poor fitness may lead to lower brain volumes by the time a person ...
Experts Criticize 'Misleading' Research That B Vitamins Play No Role in Alzheimer's Prevention

Study On B Vitamins and Dementia Slammed

February 26th, 2015
A study published last year claiming that B vitamins play no role in preventing dementia is coming under sharp criticism. Medical experts are concerned that patients who are in the earliest stages of dementia could miss out on a potentially effective treatment if ...
Diabetes, Depression Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia in Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Diabetes, Depression Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia in Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment

February 21st, 2015
People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, according to a new study. Researchers at University College London recently analyzed data from 62 separate studies, which included a ...
Nerve Growth Factor Implant for Alzheimer's Shows Promise

Nerve Growth Factor Implant for Alzheimer’s Shows Promise

February 14th, 2015
A new Alzheimer's therapy, which involves a nerve growth factor (NGF) implant inserted directly into the brain, is being tested by researchers at Karolinska Institutet's Centre for Alzheimer's Research in Sweden, and the results are are said to be very promising. Those with Alzheimer's ...