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...]

Critter Corner: A Urine Test for Alzheimer’s?

Dear Angel, I heard somewhere that there is a urine test for Alzheimer’s that is being tested? What do you know about this? Thanks for your help! Pete Tesst --- Dear Pete, It’s true. There is a urine test being … [Read more...]

TikTok and Caregiving: The #Dementia Hashtag on TikTok Has over 3 Billion Views!

The first time Jacquelyn Revere walked into a support group for caregivers of family members with dementia, she felt completely out of place. Revere, then a 20-something who’d just moved from New York City to California to care … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month — Get a Free Virtual Screening!

Dear Hayek, I often experience memory loss. I am not sure if it’s just old age or other health issues, such as perhaps vitamin deficiency or lack of sleep. Are there any free virtual screenings that you know of that screen for … [Read more...]

Is Physician-Assisted Death Possible for People with Dementia?

Q. My wife and I recently sat down to discuss the topic of end-of-life planning. She surprised me when she told me that if she ever gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, she’d want to die on her own terms, … [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...]

Critter Corner: Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, According to Experts

Dear Oakley, I often forget people’s names or what I’m doing even while I’m doing it, it seems. I’m worried I could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Is there any new information available about the early warning signs of … [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...]

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