Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center
Fighting Alzheimer's Disease With Money
The American government announced an increase in the available funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. This included $50 million for research and will be followed in 2013 by an additional $80 million.
Major Advancement In Alzheimer’s Research
There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, and watching a loved one’s mental health degrade is an experience that no one should endure. Thankfully new research may lead to advancements in Alzeimer’s treatment.
Treating Dementia Differently
Comorbidity within disease can cause a variety of issues in terms of symptoms and treatment, and a new study looks into its effects on patients with Down's syndrome.
Identify Alzheimer's 10 Years Early
The best new treatments for Alzheimer's disease likely will rely on early diagnosis and treatment. A new experimental test can help diagnose the disease 10 years before major symptoms appear.
Smoking Patches for Memory
While nicotine patches are typically used to quit smoking cigarettes, doctors use them in research to stimulate cognitive development.
The Right Dose of Speech Therapy
Alzheimer's patients want to feel assured that their medication regimen is protecting them not only from memory loss but from the loss of other functions such as speech. Research finds that medication dosing may be key to preserving language abilities.
Early Dementia and Employment Can Mix
How long can someone keep a job after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia? Here's some information to help make the tough decision when to quit or alter a job.
Early Alzheimer's Symptom Reversed in Lab
When an individual begins developing the early signs of Alzheimer's disease, one of the earliest symptoms is the loss of smell. Scientists have found a way to reverse this symptom in a lab.
Marker Identifies Dementia Type
Symptoms of different types of dementia are similar, which can make it tough to give patients an accurate diagnosis. A marker that detects brain plaques can help doctors tell them apart.
Low BMI May Contribute to Alzheimer's
Maintaining a weight that is overly thin can contribute to health problems in much the same way that being obese can. More recently a low body mass index has also been linked to early stages of Alzheimer's disease.