Two preliminary studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen discussed new methods to detect Alzheimer s disease (AD) before the disease becomes clinically evident. Both
About 7 million Americans have Alzheimer s disease today, burdening families with not only the added role of providing care
A new study shows that a blood test of 10 phospholipids breakdown products of nerve cell membranes has some power to predict the onset of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer s disease. It s way too soon for clinical use, however.
In their recent op-ed DDT Causes Reduced Cognitive Ability In Journalists, Dr. Donald R. Roberts, professor emeritus of
So now they re trying to pin the blame for Alzheimer s disease on DDT! Really? This is an excellent example of the wrong way to do a scientific study. It doesn t even pass the smell test.
Alzheimer s disease (AD), perhaps the most important condition without any satisfactory treatment, is likely to remain this way. Given the extraordinary toll it takes on individuals and their families, this is especially tragic. But this serves as a difficult, but accurate lesson regarding medical research: There are diseases which, no matter how much time and money you spend on research, that you come up with nothing. This is perhaps the best example of such a disease.
Although we ve frequently been warned that our aging population will doom us to an epidemic of dementia in older folks, a new review in the current New England Journal of Medicine provides some hope that this may not be the case.
A new report from Alzheimer's Disease International continues the drumbeat of depressing, indeed scary, data on this devastating condition: More than 35 million people around the world live with dementia,
The beneficial cardiovascular effects of statins are anything but news. But a very large retrospective study from Taiwan may bring the utility of these drugs to an entirely new level it appears that the use of high dose statins significantly cut the risk of senile dementia in older people.
More often than not, significant medical discoveries arise unintentionally. But frequently a clever observation
Adding to the growing body of research that cognitive and social stimulation in seniors is beneficial,