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Cancer Drug Shows Disappointing Results for Alzheimer’s

A cancer drug called bexarotene failed to live up to its early promise in treating the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease, though the drug did show some benefits in improving memory in animal studies. The mixed findings highlight the difficulty … Continue reading

Anesthesia Does Not Lead to Dementia, Study Finds

A new study provides reassurance to the millions of people who must undergo major surgery each year: general anesthesia does not appear to lead to an increased likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The findings, published … Continue reading

Our Founder

Born in Brooklyn, Zachary Fisher got into the construction business at age 16. And he kept on building — not just a business, but a reputation as one of America’s most generous donors to troops and veterans. Fisher died in … Continue reading

How Olive Oil May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Numerous studies suggest that olive oil, one of the foundations of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, may also be good for the brain. Now researchers are uncovering reasons why the aromatic oil, part of the traditional diet of Mediterranean countries like … Continue reading

Controlling Blood Pressure May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Keeping your blood pressure under control may help to ward off Alzheimer’s in old age, a new study found. The study included 118 men and women, ages 47 to 89, who were part of the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study, a … Continue reading

New Rules Proposed for Testing Alzheimer’s Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration, the government agency that approves new drugs for sale in the United States, is proposing to loosen the rules for testing new treatments for Alzheimer’s. The new rules would make it easier for new drugs … Continue reading

Are You Part of The Sandwich Generation?

Whether they know it or not, many Baby Boomers belong to the “sandwich generation.” This doesn’t refer to what they eat for lunch. It’s about their situation, sandwiched between caring for their children and their parents at the same time. … Continue reading

Silver Alerts Are as Good as Gold

Days after an 88-year-old resident of an Eastern Oklahoma residential facility went missing, he was found in Flagstaff, Arizona. A 71-year old Texan who wandered from his home was located the next day, disoriented but alive. A North Carolina 20-year-old … Continue reading

MetLife Foundation Announces Research Award Winners

In May, MetLife Foundation honored the recipients of the 2013 Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease. Yueming Li, PhD, is a member and professor of the Sloan-Kettering Institute and director and professor of the Graduate Program in Pharmacology at … Continue reading

Weathering the Cold

Winter is rarely a wonderland. Often, it’s a harsh season fraught with numerous health and safety risks. For senior citizens and people with dementia, the cold-weather months can be particularly perilous. Such groups need to take particular care throughout the … Continue reading

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