New neurons are formed in the brain well into old age — but this stops in Alzheimer’s

This is an exciting new twist on neurogenesis.

Eye scan might detect Alzheimer’s disease

A quick, non-invasive imaging of the back of the eye could spot Alzheimer’s disease before the onset of severe symptoms.

Scientists reverse leading cause of late-onset Alzheimer’s, opening door for vaccine that prevents the disease

This could lead to a game-changing therapy.

Bill Gates and other philantropists invest $30 million to boost early Alzheimer’s detection

A much needed boost in the research of early-stage Alzheimer’s.

What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dementia is a syndrome while Alzheimer’s is a disease. More key differences between the two after the jump.

Alzheimer’s disease connected to reduced pain perception

Yet another damaging effect has been found to stem from the progressive form of dementia.

Scientists move closer to world’s first Alzheimer’s disease vaccine

Human trials for the vaccine formulation will begin after the current pre-clinical studies are completed.

Peanut Butter Sniff Test Confirms Alzheimer’s

A lump of peanut butter and a ruler are sufficient to confirm an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, even in its early stages, researchers claim. Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste and the University of Florida came up with the idea of using peanut butter as a testing method, and presented the theory to