Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center
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.
Reducing Risks Could Cut Alzheimer's
Moderate lifestyle changes may seem small, but they can provide large returns in better health. Exercising and smoking cessation are among modifiable changes capable of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Staying Healthy Wards off Dementia
Eyeglasses, dentures and hearing aids may not seem like causes of dementia. But they appear to matter much more than we think.
Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's
With our growing and aging population, more people are becoming concerned about Alzheimer's disease. When is it appropriate to be tested, and how do people understand the results and risks?
Brain Disease Caused by Chronic Stress
Scientists have long linked chronic stress to brain degeneration. Now they may have identified the connection. These findings could ultimately aid in understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease.
It's In the Genes
A protein created by a gene that causes Alzheimer’s disease prevents the brain from ridding itself of amyloid beta, the main culprit in the plaques and tangles that are hallmarks of the disease.