Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center
Blood Vessels Destroy Brains in Alzheimer's Patients
It's not known what causes the death of brain cells in Alzheimer's disease, but there are plenty of theories. A new explanation suggests it may be caused by an overabundance of blood vessels.
A Chemical Brain Change
Doctors may soon be able to predict who is at risk for Alzheimer's disease by pinpointing chemical changes in the brain many years before symptoms develop.
Fish Oil May Encourage Brain Health
Fish oil has become a popular health supplement in recent years. It may be with good reason. Fish oil supplements appear to offer benefits for brain health and aging.
Social Drinking Keeps Alzheimer's Away
Don't hesitate to lift your glass for a toast. Social drinking can significantly reduce your chance of developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.
Exercise Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Regular exercise may do more than help keep your body in tip top physical shape. It may also prevent brain damage linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Has Grandma Changed?
Alzheimer's disease affects a spectrum of age groups. But the cognitive changes in those over the age of 80 seem to be less noticeable than other age populations.
Heart Beat Raises Dementia Risk
Irregular heartbeat isn't usually life-threatening. It is relatively easy to manage. However, those with the disorder may be at a heightened risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Grape Antioxidants Could Prevent Alzheimer's
For all wine lovers, add to the list one more benefit to drinking red wine in moderation: its ability to fight Alzheimer's Disease. The natural antioxidant found in grape seeds, and highly present in red wine, may protect against dementia such as Alzheimer's.
Single Brain Injury May Lead to Neurodegeneration
Traumatic brain injuries are known to be a risk factor for later development of cognitive impairments. Recent findings suggest that even a singular brain injury could lead to diminished neurological capacity.
Scientists Discover Gene Linked to Alzheimer's and Diabetes
Scientists have deciphered how a gene works. They were aided in part by the gene's link to both Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes, which could prompt new treatment options.