Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein.
A new study asks whether subtle changes to the chemistry of proteins might explain why they build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.
A new study investigates the importance of fluctuations in blood pressure from mid-age to later life. It asks how these changes relate to dementia risk.
New research suggests that experiencing a stressful life event may detrimentally impact older women’s memories and put them at risk of Alzheimer's disease.
According to a new study, the buildup of toxic tau protein in key areas of the brain leads to major brain cell loss and daytime sleepiness in Alzheimer's.
Brain function and memory naturally decline slightly as a person ages, but there are many techniques people can use to improve memory and prevent its loss. Learn about them here.
One of the most reliable studies of its kind has tracked participants over a 28-year period and found that greater social activity can lower dementia risk.
A new study showcases a blood test that identifies beta-amyloid proteins — a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease — 20 years before any symptoms of dementia.
New research examines the link between heart health at 50 years of age, and the risk of developing dementia 25 years later, on average.
Researchers have developed a new machine-learning model that they suggest can accurately predict a person's Alzheimer's-related cognitive decline.
Specialists call for a more holistic approach to Alzheimer's research, taking in the brain's relationship with other organs, including the liver.
A new study has found a strong association between anemia and dementia. People with either high or low hemoglobin levels had a higher risk.
A new study has found a correlation between having a higher body mass index and waist circumference later in life, and a faster rate of brain aging.
According to a large new longitudinal study, people who eat a lot of hot chili in their daily diet may have a higher risk of cognitive decline.
A new study helps to explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work in some people but not in others, and why some yet may succeed in animals but not in humans.
New research finds that using a computer and playing games, among other activities, can significantly reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment.
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning.
Buildup of defective tau protein is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Now, scientists have identified a molecule that helps clear it from brain cells.
A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.'
The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, damage the brain. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. In most cases, there is no way to cure the diseases that cause dementia. However, there are drugs and treatments available that may help alleviate some of the symptoms.Subscribe to Alzheimer's feed