Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center

Every Bit of Physical Activity Helps
Vigorous exercise isn't the only physical activity that improves your health. Even activities like playing cards or sweeping can offer protective benefits well into your twilight years.
Soul Man's Soul Rests in Peace
Sweet Caroline. Dock of the Bay. Soul Man. Suspicious Minds. Angel of Harlem. Let's Stay Together. Mustang Sally. You know the singers, but do you know who played those soulful horns?
Is it Really Alzheimer’s?
Correct diagnosis is key to the proper treatment of any disease. Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for 60%-80% of dementia cases, yet it is often misdiagnosed. New testing drugs are being created to increase diagnostic accuracy.
Mapping the Brain With Dementia
While finding effective treatments for Alzheimer's continues to challenge researchers, using MRI images to predict how the disease and other dementias spread may be closer at hand.
Controversial Alzheimer’s Testing Method
Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60% to 80% of dementia cases, yet one in five cases are diagnosed as something else. Excluding Alzheimer's and looking for something else may be valuable to the patient.
Extending the use of Aricept for Alzheimer’s
Aricept ( donepezil ) is currently approved for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease and is commonly taken by people in early stages of the disease. New research extends the use of the drug for people in moderate to severe stages of the disease.
Long-term Effects of Chronic Stress
Prolonged periods of stress can have negative effects on the human body - but the extent of these effects is still being explored. New data suggests that chronic stress may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Computer Model Predicts Dementia
Recent research has revealed much about the inner workings of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Now, a computer program has been developed that can predict when specific symptoms may occur.
Keep the Memories, Beat the Tau
In Alzheimer’s patients, a naturally occurring protein, Tau, acts strangely and forms tangles in the brain. New research suggests that another protein, FKBP52 , may have something to do with it.
Early Markers for Alzheimer’s Disease
There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but new insights are being made into the nature of the disease regularly. Now, researchers believe they have taken another step forward in being able to detect early signs before memory loss symptoms appear.