New studies explain why many more women than men are affected by Alzheimer’s

There are sex differences that may make women more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s.

Researchers test Alzheimer’s vaccine in mice

Finally, the world may soon have a vaccine against the devastating disease.

Brushing your teeth could prevent Alzheimer’s and other diseases

Bacteria causing gingivitis can migrate from the gums to the brain, causing Alzheimer’s disease.

Green tea and carrot compounds reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

Spatial memory improved in mice after a special three-month diet.

Scientists may have finally found out what causes Alzheimer’s — and it might actually be those bleeding gums

Gum disease toxins enter the brain where they may cause Alzheimer’s, according to new research.

Artificial Intelligence detects Alzheimer’s six years before human diagnosis

The age of AI doctors is dawning upon us.

Diabetes drugs may have protective effects against Alzheimer’s

Antidiabetes medication could reduce Alzheimer’s severity.

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.

Scientists reverse damage by key gene involved in Alzheimer’s Disease

The results astonishingly suggest that Alzheimer’s effects on the brain could be reversed.

Poor sleep linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The findings underline the importance of good sleep for preserving brain health.

Bill Gates invests $100 million to study and defeat Alzheimer’s

Putting his money where his mouth is: Gates invests massively into addressing Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

Extra-virgin olive oil might prevent Alzheimer’s and protect your brain

It’s really, really good for you.

An Alzheimer’s drug could become the unlikely replacer of fillings

No more of that awful drilling in your teeth.

Frequent sauna seems to protect from dementia and Alzheimer’s, new study shows

Finnish people sure love their sauna – and there could be a good reason for that.

Pollution particles reach the brain, new study finds

Tiny pollution particles have been discovered in brain samples, a finding described as “dreadfully shocking” by researchers.

Light stimulation can help recover Alzheimer’s memories

Recovering memories lost after Alzheimer’s can be as simple as flipping a switch – at least for mice. According to a new research, these memories aren’t lost, it’s just the retrieval of the retrieval mechanism that is impaired. Loss of long-term memory and some learned experiences is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s diseases. Despite the disease affecting millions of people, we still don’t fully

Rare disorder makes patients at loss for words, but isn’t Alzheimer’s

A rare kind of aphasia, abbreviated PPA, leaves people at a loss for words. Patients blabber and stutter, seemingly unable to communicate. Often times families think their diseased relatives and loved ones have Alzheimer’s. Because primary progressive aphasia is so rare and unknown, even doctors often misdiagnose the disease. Upon closer inspection though, the PPA patient clearly is able to understand questions and reason . It’s just they simply can’t verbally use words. At a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, PPA has been put in the center of discussion to raise awareness but also share some of the most promising therapies.

Kept in the dark: half of Alzheimer’s diagnoses aren’t disclosed by doctors

For its annual report, the The Alzheimer’s Association in the US claims that more than half of all reported early Alzheimer’s diagnoses aren’t disclosed to the patient by doctors. This is a situation reminiscent of the 1960s and 1970s when cancer diagnoses were rarely disclosed to patients as the disease was generally seen as incurable. Like in the case of the long-gone cancer stigma, doctors may be doing more harm than good. They don’t want patients to lose hope, but being kept in the dark as to their suffering can be equally bad, if not worse.

Pollution Damages Short Term Memory, IQ and Brain Metabolism

City smog significantly lowers children’s IQ, while also raising the risk for Alzheimers disease. A new study has found that children living in highly polluted cities are at an increased risk for detrimental effects to the brain, including short-term memory loss.