Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

A Blood Test to Detect Memory Decline

Increasingly, researchers are thinking of Alzheimer’s as a disease that begins years before the onset of memory loss and thinking problems become obvious. Now, they are moving closer to a blood test that can predict mental decline, and possible Alzheimer’s, … Continue reading

Learning Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists continue to make advances in new tests that may predict for Alzheimer’s disease, in some cases years before memory loss and thinking problems become apparent. They can test for genes that increase your risk for the disease, MRI or … Continue reading

Heart Disease Risk Factors Tied to Memory Loss in Old Age

Having a thick middle, high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as well, a new study reports. The findings come from France, where researchers studied … Continue reading

A Heart-Healthy Diet That’s Good for the Brain

Nutrition scientists continue to extol the virtues of a Mediterranean diet, the traditional diet from Italy, Greece and other countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. The diet, high in fruits and vegetables and healthy fats like olive oil, along with … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s Can’t Clear Plaque

Scientists have long been studying beta-amyloid, the sticky protein that builds up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone makes beta-amyloid, but in those with Alzheimer’s disease, the protein accumulates to toxic levels, eventually forming clumps in the … Continue reading

‘Good’ Cholesterol May Lower Your Alzheimer’s Risk

High levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the so-called “good” cholesterol, appear to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. The findings come from a study of older adults living in New York City who were followed for … Continue reading

Blood Poisoning’s Toll on the Brain

Every year, some 750,000 Americans suffer from sepsis, a life-threatening ailment that many have never heard of. The condition, sometimes called “blood poisoning” though no poison is involved, is an inflammatory response to serious infection that can cause damage to … Continue reading

Speaking Two Languages May Help Keep the Brain Sharp

Men and women who are fluent in more than one language may be protected in part from the memory ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that intellectual challenges like … Continue reading

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Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology March 7, 2011 Full PDF: Click Here Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer Protein Identifying a cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a major challenge. Few drugs are … Continue reading

New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

In the largest study of its kind to date, a team of American researchers has identified four new genes that appear to be linked to Alzheimer’s in old age. Another group of researchers, working in Europe and with the first … Continue reading