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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

Cutting Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

What’s the most effective way to cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s? A study from France looked at various ways that people might pursue to cut their risk of developing the disease and found that several lifestyle factors may be … Continue reading

Looking for Links Between Genes and Alzheimer’s

Researchers are continuing to uncover various genes that may play a role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings offer new clues about who will get Alzheimer’s in old age, and why, and may offer new approaches to treating … Continue reading

Depression Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s

One of the largest and longest studies to date shows that being depressed increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia later in life by 50 percent. The study, part of the large and ongoing Framingham Heart … Continue reading

What Brain Scans and Gene Studies Can Teach Us About Alzheimer’s

Gene researchers have discovered several genes that may play a role in Alzheimer’s, and doctors who study the brain using imaging scans have identified changes in certain brain structures that may also be associated with the disease. Now, scientists have … Continue reading

Genetic Risk Factors

Scientists who study the genetics of Alzheimer’s distinguish between “familial Alzheimer’s disease,” which runs in families, and “sporadic Alzheimer’s disease”, where no obvious inheritance pattern is seen. True familial Alzheimer’s disease accounts for less than 5% of Alzheimer’s cases. Sporadic … Continue reading

What Happens To The Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease?

People with AD gradually suffer memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities, as well as major personality changes. These losses in cognitive function are accompanied by changes in the brain, including the build-up of amyloid plaques and tau-containing neurofibrillary … Continue reading

Vital Research Continues as Alzheimer’s Burden Grows

Will you get Alzheimer’s in old age? If you live past age 85, chances are better than one in three that you will… Continue reading

Knowing Your Risk for Alzheimer’s

Would you want to know your risk for Alzheimer’s disease? New genetic tests make it possible to learn if you carry a gene that make you susceptible to developing severe memory loss and problems with thinking in old age. Continue reading

Marriage May Be Good for the Brain

Living with a partner at midlife may lower the risk for Alzheimer’s disease later in life, a new study shows. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that staying socially connected is vital for a healthy and intact brain late in life. Continue reading