$1,000,000 Reward for Anyone Who Finds the ‘Germ’ that Causes Alzheimer’s

Currently, more than 44 million people around the world are suffering from Alzheimer’s. Each day, 303 people die of the disease and each year, we lose 110,000 people to the progressive, neurological disease. Yet the cause is … [Read more...]

Is Alzheimer’s Linked to Gum Disease?

Barbara recently went for her semi-annual dental cleaning and check-up and was told she has gingivitis (gum disease). She wasn’t surprised, as she has had a history of tooth decay and gum disease since she was a child. She always … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs in 2018

Dear Bebe, I have read so many stories about Alzheimer’s “breakthroughs” this year. What are some of the most promising ones? Thanks, Bray Kathrews Dear Bray, Despite millions of dollars and years of research, … [Read more...]

A Prosthetic Brain to Improve Memory?

U.S. Army veteran, Steven, is missing his left leg from a war injury. He wears a prosthetic leg, and it enables him to walk. For those who are missing an arm or leg, an artificial limb (or a prosthesis) can often replace it. A … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Predict Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Begin

Evelyn believes that her father, Bill, is beginning to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer's. His memory loss started out mild, but is beginning to disrupt his daily life. He gets confused often, and loses concept of place and time. At … [Read more...]

How to Stave Off Dementia

Q. I am in my mid 50's and have a history of dementia in my family. My mother, three of my aunts, and one uncle died from it, and I want to do whatever I can to protect myself from the disease, if at all possible. My cousin lives … [Read more...]

What Can Be Done with $350 million? (a lot, we hope)

Alzheimer’s research got a $350 million boost last week, when President Barack Obama signed the FY2016 budget into law. This historic amount marks the largest boost ever for federal Alzheimer’s research funding — a nearly 60 … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Alzheimer’s Accountability Act Signed Into Law

Dear Ernie and Jannette, I heard that the Alzheimer's Accountability Act was signed into law recently as part of a federal funding bill. Does this mean more money for Alzheimer's research? Thanks! Nida … [Read more...]