Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center
Detecting Dementia in Down Syndrome Adults
Researchers at UCLA have discovered a brain-scan technique that could help detect dementia in adults with Down syndrome. The researchers created a chemical marker, known as FDDNP.
Losing Weight May Save the Mind
It's now known that obesity increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. New research suggests that losing weight may help reduce these risks.
Slowing the Memory Thief
While there's no cure for Alzheimer's yet, there may be ways to slow the thief that robs memories. Scientists have discovered naturally occurring plant compounds that may be able to delay or possibly even prevent the disease.
Imaging How we Think
The vast mysteries of the brain are continuing to be unraveled. Now scientists are able to identify someone's thought processes by using advanced MRI technology.
Iron and Copper Bad for the Brain?
Iron and copper are common metals used to make cars, pots, and other inanimate objects, but they are also very important in the body. Too much iron and copper can be bad for the brain.
No More Memory Like an Elephant
Where are my keys? Which row is my car on at the grocery store? Did I pay that bill? These are just a few of the forgetful journeys one makes daily as age descends upon us.
No Clue it's Alzheimer's
Many people in their middle years worry that their forgetfulness may mean they're developing Alzheimer's disease. Just the opposite could be true. Not having memory lapses, doesn't mean you don't have Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Finally, a Definitive Test for Alzheimer's
There is still no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease in a living person, but that may be about to change.
Why Some People Suffer Earlier Memory Loss
Genetics play a part as does the condition of your heart. If you carry a certain gene and have risks for heart disease, you may experience memory loss at an earlier age.
Hearing Loss Can Lead to Dementia
Scientists have discussed various ideas concerning possible risk factors for developing Alzheimer's including low involvement in leisure activities and social interactions, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes mellitus and hypertension.