FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Drug—But Does it Work?

Q. My family has a history of Alzheimer’s disease. We heard that a new drug for Alzheimer’s was just approved by the FDA. The process for its approval seemed kind of fast and it seems that Alzheimer’s drugs in the past have been … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Possible Before Symptoms Arise?

Dear Angel, There’s been so much talk about the new Alzheimer’s drug that was just approved by the FDA. I’m wondering-- what progress has been made when it comes to early detection of Alzheimer’s, before symptoms … [Read more...]

Can a Flu Shot Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s? Get a Flu or Pneumonia Shot!

Every year, Marion contemplates whether to get her flu shot. She hasn’t gotten one in the past, but then again, she hasn’t had the flu for nearly five years. This year she is also eligible for a no-cost pneumonia vaccine through … [Read more...]

Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s Research from the Past Year

Q. It seems like there’s a new Alzheimer’s “breakthrough” almost every day. My husband and I often follow the headlines and in our attempt to pull together the true, reputable research, we have seen everything from the … [Read more...]

$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...]