Can Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Be Detected while You’re Asleep?

Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are both neurodegenerative diseases that currently don’t have a cure. For both diseases, great strides have been made in research, including recent findings using sleep patterns. … [Read more...]

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The Youngest People to Ever Be Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Imagine being 17 years old and noticing that your memory is deteriorating. You are unable to concentrate in high school, and your short-term memory seems to be virtually nonexistent. Then, at 19, wondering what is going on, you … [Read more...]

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FDA Commissioner Is “Excited” about New Alzheimer’s Treatment Results 

Q. I remember reading about lecanemab, an Alzheimer’s treatment, in your newsletter earlier in the year. I have heard that there are other new treatments coming out to slow Alzheimer’s progression. Do you know what else is out … [Read more...]

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New Amazing Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Tools and Treatments 

For decades, researchers and biotech companies have struggled to develop diagnostic tools and treatments for Alzheimer's, a disorder that causes loss of memory and other mental functions and affects nearly 6.5 million … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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