Dementia Drug Doing Well
There are few medications currently approved to treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A new type of drug shows early promise in clinical trials.
Too Many Carbs Bad for the Brain
A balanced diet has many benefits, but replacing fats with carbs may increase risk of dementia.
Keeping Dementia Patients Safe at Home
People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) often have better quality of life when they continue living at home, but staying at home can be a challenge for both the patient and caregiver.
New Risk Factor for Dementia Discovered
Looking for biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may lead scientists to new treatments. Biomarkers are proteins found in the body that are linked to AD.
A Timeline for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Recent research found that changes in the brain and body may begin years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s di sease (AD) begin.
Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can progress into other forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease. Science is trying to find ways to predict when MCI will get worse.
Alzheimers - One Cell at a Time
Researchers are learning how Alzheimer’s disease (AD) changes the brain. Memory loss is thought to result from brain cell damage, but how the damage happens is not totally clear.
Tai Chi for the Soul, Body and Mind
You've seen them in parks or in films: rows of older men and women moving through the slow, graceful movements of tai chi. And it may be more than their bodies that they are improving.
A Boxing Match in the Sack?
A little unconscious kick or punch from a partner during sleep isn't too bad, but if nighttime feels like a boxing match, a rare and serious sleep disorder may be to blame.
Are Dementia Medications Safe for the Heart?
Medications for treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been suspected to influence heart function. New research finds that heart function was not affected over four weeks of treatment.