Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center

Keeping Dementia Patients Safe at Home
People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) often have better quality of life when they continue living at home, but staying at home can be a challenge for both the patient and caregiver.
New Risk Factor for Dementia Discovered
Looking for biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may lead scientists to new treatments. Biomarkers are proteins found in the body that are linked to AD.
Gene May Protect Against Alzheimer’s
Some people may have genes that help to keep their minds strong as they age.
A Timeline for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Recent research found that changes in the brain and body may begin years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s di sease (AD) begin.
Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can progress into other forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease. Science is trying to find ways to predict when MCI will get worse.
Omega-3 Oils Keep the Swelling Down
Inflammation occurs with many chronic and acute diseases. Fish oil, a source of omega-3 fatty acids, may help curb this painful symptom.
Alzheimers - One Cell at a Time
Researchers are learning how Alzheimer’s disease (AD) changes the brain. Memory loss is thought to result from brain cell damage, but how the damage happens is not totally clear.
Cholesterol Plays a Role in Alzheimer’s
A protein, called beta amyloid , builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Cholesterol may be a factor in how much beta amyloid is produced.
Tai Chi for the Soul, Body and Mind
You've seen them in parks or in films: rows of older men and women moving through the slow, graceful movements of tai chi. And it may be more than their bodies that they are improving.
Are Dementia Medications Safe for the Heart?
Medications for treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been suspected to influence heart function. New research finds that heart function was not affected over four weeks of treatment.