5 February 2013
Los Angeles, CA, USA - A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.
24 January 2013
Keeping active can slow down the progression of memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease, a study has shown.
15 January 2013
12 December 2012
A software tool called PredictAD developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland promises to enable earlier diagnosis of the disease on the basis of patient measurements and large databases. Alzheimer’s disease currently takes on average 20 months to diagnose in Europe.
5 November 2012
Amsterdam, NL – Over the last 15 years, researchers have found a significant association between vascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes type 2, hyperlipidemia, and heart disease and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In a special issue of the Journal of Alzh
16 October 2012
Rochester, Minn, USA, — People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet heavy in sugar, Mayo Clinic researchers have found.
29 August 2012
State-of-the-Art Imaging Technology for Biomarker Development Explored in a Supplement to Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most common brain disorders, with an estimated 35 million people affected worldwide.
19 June 2012
Tai Chi Increases Brain Size and Benefits Cognition in Randomized Controlled Trial of Chinese Elderly
14 June 2012
Amsterdam, NL - No effective treatments are currently available for the prevention or cure of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most frequent form of dementia in the elderly. The most recognized risk factors, advancing age and having the apolipoprotein E ε4 gene, cannot be modified or treated.
4 June 2012
Tampa, FL - Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if you’re an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset