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Hormone Therapy Does Not Lead to Dementia

Middle-aged women who take hormone replacement therapy to help ease the hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause are not at increased risk of memory loss and dementia years down the road, a new study reports. The findings, published in … Continue reading

Skin Cancer Tied to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Having skin cancer is never a good thing. But it may have a silver lining. New research shows that having the most common forms of skin cancer may lower your Alzheimer’s risk. In the study, researchers at Albert Einstein College … Continue reading

Copper May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Do metals in our environment play a role in Alzheimer’s disease? A new study found that copper, found in drinking water carried by copper pipes and in foods like red meats, shellfish, nuts and many fruits and vegetables, may play … Continue reading

Low Blood Sugar May Trigger Dementia in Those With Diabetes

Older adults with diabetes who experience severe episodes of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, a new study shows. And those with diabetes and dementia are more likely … Continue reading

Rhode Island Extends Paid Work Benefits to Caregivers

An innovative new law in Rhode Island, the Temporary Caregiver’s Insurance law, provides for paid time off for workers who must take time off from a job to care for a sick family member. The law will likely provide some … Continue reading

New Research from a Colleague of Our Medical Director

Dr. Sidney Strickland is a recognized leader in the study of vascular factors and their effects on Alzheimer’s disease. A colleague of Dr. Paul Greengard, Director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research laboratory at The Rockefeller University, Dr. … Continue reading

B Vitamins May Keep the Brain Robust

Numerous studies suggest that B vitamins may be good for the brain and help to preserve memory in old age. Now a new report shows that supplements of three B vitamins – folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 – … Continue reading

Diet May Prime the Brain for Alzheimer’s

Nutrition experts have long advised against eating a sugar-rich diet high in saturated fats because it can lead to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, all risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new study shows why such a diet may … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Drugs May Have Heart Benefits

Medications commonly used to treat Alzheimer’s disease may have another benefit: they may reduce the risk of having a heart attack. Drugs like donepezil (brand name Aricept), rivastigmine (Exelon) and galantamine (Reminyl) are commonly given to those in the earlier … Continue reading

Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer’s Protein-2

Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer’s Protein Beta-amyloid is a protein that causes Alzheimer’s disease when toxic forms of it accumulate in the brain.   Two years ago Fisher Center scientists discovered that nerve cells are able … Continue reading