A new study shows that a surgery improves mental function in people who suffer from dementia as a result of hydrocephalus.
Accumulation of beta-amyloid protein fragments in the brain is one of the characteristic features of Alzheimer’s disease.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will meet later this week to discuss an imaging agent made by Eli Lilly and Co used with positron emission tomography (PET) to detect Alzheimer’s disease.
President Ronald Reagan’s son, Ron, has written a memoir about his father in honor of what would have been Mr. Reagan’s 100th birthday.
Levels of nitric oxide (NO), a signaling protein that helps regulate blood flow and neurological processes, are known to be low in the brains of people who have Alzheimer’s disease.
Currently, there are somewhere around 80 medications and potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in different stages of clinical trials around the world.
Identifying biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease beyond what we already know about brain plaques and tangles will help scientists eventually develop treatments to slowing or curing the devastating me
One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is the accumulation of amyloid plaques between nerve cells in the brain.
An abnormal build-up of proteins such as amyloid beta in the brain is often the focus of research into finding the source and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
In addition to an accumulation of amyloid which causes characteristic plaques to occur in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients, a buildup of another protein called tau has been established as another
In the most recent CDC statistics released this month, the rate of Alzheimer’s disease has significantly increased since 2003.
Higher levels of good, HDL cholesterol levels in the body may mean a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest researchers at Columbia University's Taub Institute, New York.
Currently, over 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive age-related neurological disease that causes the atrophy of brain cells, dementia, and ultimately los
An accumulation of beta-amyloid in the brain is one of the hallmark features of Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists haven’t been entirely sure of the process by which this happens.
On New Year’s Day, many Americans will be celebrating in a new way. On January 1, 2011, the first of the “Baby Boomer” generation will begin turning 65 years old.
Regular exercise has been shown to be beneficial to brain health by helping maintain cellular volume, thus reducing the risk of cognitive decline.
High cholesterol foods like cheese, meats, butter, and cream can be hard to resist, especially around the holidays.
While many factors are likely involved, genes play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
“Use it or Lose it” is often used in relation to brain health – stay mentally active and you may prevent memory loss and dementia.
Speaking two languages can be great for job opportunities and when you travel to another country.
Green tea has been much studied for health benefits such as lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease.