Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center
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.
Aspirin Makes Common Antidepressants Less Effective
You regularly take aspirin or ibuprofen for everyday aches and pains, along with your anti-depressants. You also notice that you're still having symptoms of depression. It turns out the aspirin is interfering with your anti-depressants.
Early Alzheimer's Test Under Development
One of the heart breaking realities of Alzheimer's Disease is that it's often not diagnosed until memory loss is already apparent. A new test is in the process of being developed that could bring new hope and earlier treatment to sufferers.
New Alzheimer's Disease Criteria
For the first time in almost 30 years, the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease has changed. The original criteria for Alzheimer's disease only included the later stage of the disease, dementia, when symptoms are already present.