Omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish oil has been linked in previous studies with many brain health benefits including a lower risk of dementia and cognitive decline
What is bad for the heart and lungs is also bad for the brain.
B vitamins have recently been associated with preventing brain shrinkage in elderly people that could lead to cognitive impairment and potential Alzheimer’s disease.
In a study that examined cognitive decline among Chinese men, scientists found a link between Alzheimer’s disease and low testosterone levels.
Friends and family often become aware of the early signs and symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease before traditional screening tests are performed, so investigators at Washington University
Scientists are one step closer to understanding late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of this devastating disease.
Published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a British landmark study at Oxford University showed that significantly large daily doses of B vitamins may actually halve the rate of brain shrin
A recent study in Japan has connected diabetes type 2 with Alzheimer's disease. The study results will appear in the August 25th online issue of Neurology.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new once-daily, higher-dose Aricept (donepezil HCl) 23 milligram table for the treatment of moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s Disease.
What do jellyfish and your brain have in common? Scientists at the 2010 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Honolulu report that the jellyfish protein apoaequorin may improve cognitive function in people who have memory problems.
In new research from the UK, high levels of a blood plasma protein called clusterin have been linked to the development and severity of Alzheimer’s disease.
Depression is commonly reported to co-exist in people with Alzheimer's disease, but a pair of studies published in the journal Neurology suggests that having depression at a younger age is a signif
The antihypertensive drug carvedilol may have a second life as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease as it has shown to improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists say patients with early Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment might benefit from focusing on a healthy diet.
If you’re healthy and middle-aged but carrying excess belly fat, you are also carrying around an increased risk for dementia later in life, according to a new study.
Caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients are under a great deal of stress.
A prospective Alzheimer’s vaccine, called AD02 manufactured by AFFiRiS AG in Austria, has passed Phase I clinical trials and has progressed to phase II, which will occur in six European countries.
Individuals, who possess a variation of the fat gene FTO, are also found to have less brain tissue that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, revealed in a study that mapped brain volume using MRI as pa
Unintentional weight loss is a frequent complication of the elderly, resulting in health complications such as poor healing and muscle wasting, or sarcopenia.
A new study out of Columbia University in New York adds to the growing literature about the Mediterranean diet and the positive influence it has on reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Rapamycin, a drug used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, has demonstrated an ability to reverse memory and learning deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
Elevated levels of a damaged protein called P-tau231 in the cerebrospinal fluid of currently healthy adults may be an early biomarker of future development of Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers now say it is important to report frequent mental lapses that are often referred to as "senior moments" to your physician.
Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders are often diagnosed after a disease has progressed.