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Appetite Hormone Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Having low levels of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite, is linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in people who have memory problems, according to a new report. The findings confirm earlier reports that leptin, which like other … Continue reading

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

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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

Poor Sleep May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease often sleep poorly. Now, a new study shows that sleep problems may signal the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, are consistent with earlier … Continue reading

Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Not Reduce Dementia Risk

Eating a diet rich in antioxidants may not lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study that found that overall antioxidant intake was not related to dementia risk. But as with all food research, the connection … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Cases to Triple by 2050

The number of men and women with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the next 40 years, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census data. The findings are consistent with earlier estimates of the devastating and growing burden … Continue reading