Staying Optimistic After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Greg O’Brien is an award-winning investigative reporter who’s written for many national and regional publications, including The Washington Post. He was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 59 after a traumatic … [Read more...]

FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug That Slows Progression of the Disease

On January 6, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration approved the new Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab, which has been shown in clinical trials to slow cognitive decline in patients with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

Blood Tests and a New Promising Drug for Alzheimer’s Are Here. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Q. I know Alzheimer’s research, diagnostic tools, and treatments have come a long way in the past few years, with several new options having been introduced. But, I’m curious — do any of these options really work or even show real … [Read more...]

New Drugs for ALS and Alzheimer’s Show Great Promise

Q. I have a family history of Alzheimer’s on my mother’s side, and my younger brother was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) three years ago at just 40 years old. I have been participating in fundraisers and … [Read more...]

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...]

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