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 →
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
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This project was supported, in part, by a grant, number 90AZ2791, from the Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration on Aging policy.