Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center
What’s Missing Here?
The first signs of alzheimer’s disease may include missing keys and missing memories. What's also missing is a blood test to help identify Alzheimer's patients early. It appears this diagnostic blood test may not be missing much longer.
Holding on to Memory
The human brain loses a fair amount of weight over the course of a person's adult life. But the brain's ability to reorganize itself (called plasticity) makes up for lost cells and may help Alzheimer's patients.
Alzheimer's Takes Its Toll on Many
The number of Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer's is staggering. As the number rises, the toll on families also grows.
Practice Makes Perfect With Alzheimer's Research
Drug development for any condition requires an immense amount of testing and time. Hopefully the process for developing drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease just got a lot faster, thanks to stem cells.
Sprechen Sie Dementia?
People who speak two languages may be at less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Getting Started on Delaying Dementia
As life spans continue to increase, so the will risk of dementia in individuals, but new research from Sweden indicates people can minimize this risk.
The (Neuro)-Logical Next Step
A study from Loyola University suggests that neurological disorders like epilepsy and dementia are on the rise, but new therapies could soon be formed with the help of diagnostic tests and stem cell research.
Emergency: Why Am I Here?
When admitted to a hospital emergency department, elderly patients who suffer from dementia and delirium often do not understand why they are there. They also tend to not understand ER discharge instructions.
Road to Alzheimer's Research Paved with Good Intentions
A number of factors prevent Alzheimer's disease research from reaching its optimal potential, according to a new report.
Better, Faster, Smarter
In a placebo-controlled study, researchers in Sweden have shown that an operation can help patients who have dementia caused by white matter changes and hydrocephalus (a build-up of fluid inside the skull).