Can a New Device Detect Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Develop?

Many people don’t realize that Alzheimer’s actually begins 15-20 years before symptoms become evident, but this has been proven to be the case. Now, a research team has developed a device and strategy that may be able to detect … [Read more...]

The Alzheimer’s Mystery: Why Do Some People with “Alzheimer’s Brain” Never Show Symptoms?

It is a little known and greatly mysterious fact that many people whose brains show the classic neuropathological symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease — amyloid plaques and tau tangles — never develop dementia or show any outward signs … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Swearing, Bad Parking, and Being Overly Generous Signs of Alzheimer’s?

Dear Angel, I heard recently that swearing, bad parking, and being overly generous, among other things, are all possible signs of Alzheimer’s. This is particularly scary, because my husband and I do all these things sometimes. … [Read more...]

What It’s Really Like to Have Dementia: Fully Experiencing the Symptoms for Five Minutes of Your Life

Anyone who cares for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia knows that it can be a challenging experience. As the disease progresses, the symptoms can include aggression, wandering, and agitation. Changes in the … [Read more...]

Minimally-Invasive Breakthrough Procedure for Alzheimer’s Disease Approved for Early Alzheimer’s Patients in UT Study

Jane, 72, was a 30-year teacher and librarian in a San Antonio school district before retiring in 2016. After leaving the classroom and library, life slowed down and her memory began to decline. Jane and her husband went to the … [Read more...]

How Space is Changing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Research

Space research is behind numerous innovations, including GPS systems for navigation, air purifiers, and 3D printers. But it is not just technology that is getting better because of space flights. Zero gravity changes the human … [Read more...]

What Is the Connection Between Alzheimer’s and Diabetes?

Q. My sister is overweight, and her doctor says she is prediabetic. She is trying to become healthier and exercise more often to prevent it from becoming diabetes. She read somewhere that there is a correlation between diabetes … [Read more...]

Does Intermittent Fasting Slow Cognitive Decline?

Q. My father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Similar to many who have been given such a devastating diagnosis, we’d like to do what we can to slow the cognitive decline for as long as possible. I read somewhere … [Read more...]

Tony Bennett: When Musical Memory Triumphs Over Alzheimer’s

This past Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Tony Bennett’s wife, Susan, revealed that Tony (95) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago. The entire country may now know that Tony has Alzheimer’s, but Tony himself doesn’t know of his … [Read more...]

World Alzheimer’s Day — Is Hope Really on the Horizon for a Cure for Alzheimer’s?

Q. I recently participated in an Alzheimer’s Association race to raise money for research in memory of my father and aunt and in honor of my husband. I remember last year that Bill Gates and others donated millions to Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

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