- Everyday Internet Use by Older Adults Might Help Keep Dementia at Bay
May 8, 2023 — A new study of older adults suggests regular internet use may help guard against long-term risk for dementia.
- Experimental Drug Significantly Slows Alzheimer's: Study
May 4, 2023 — The anti-amyloid hopeful markedly reduced brain amyloid plaque and significantly slowed cognitive and functional decline in adults with early Alzheimer's disease.
- Simple Test Could Assess Risk of Dementia
April 20, 2023 — A test called SOMI, short for Stages of Objective Memory Impairment, screens older people for dementia risk before there are signs of memory loss.
- AI Voice Analysis Could Boost Alzheimer’s Detection
April 14, 2023 — Using artificial intelligence to analyze a recording of someone’s voice could cut the duration of an Alzheimer’s screening from several hours to less than 10 minutes.
- Apathy May Be Alzheimer’s Red Flag in Some People
April 7, 2023 — A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease looked at apathy in people with mild cognitive impairment, finding that apathy may be a red flag for the disease in people with the MCI.
- U.S. Sets Up $300 Million Database for Alzheimer's Research
April 5, 2023 — Planning has begun at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to fund the data platform. A $300 million grant for the six-year project has been posted online.
- Restless Legs Syndrome May Boost Dementia Risk
March 24, 2023 — Restless legs syndrome may be a risk factor for dementia or a very early warning sign of dementia in older adults, new research hints.
- Alzheimer’s Cases Will Double by 2050, Association Says
March 16, 2023 — The number of Alzheimer’s cases in the U.S. is rising along with the country’s aging population, and experts predict the number of patients will double to almost 13 million by 2050.
- Mediterranean Diet Cuts Dementia Risk, Regardless of Genetic Risk
March 14, 2023 — In a large study of older adults, close following of a Mediterranean diet was tied to a 23% lower risk of getting dementia over an average of 9 years.
- VHA to Cover Cost of Drug for Early Alzheimer’s
March 14, 2023 — The Veterans Health Administration will cover the costs of drug treatment Leqembi, the manufacturer Eisai has announced. Veterans in the early stages of the memory-depleting disease Alzheimer’s who meet VHA criteria will be eligible, Eisai said in a statement. The company is developing the drug with Biogen.
- Black People Less Likely to be Prescribed Dementia Medications
March 10, 2023 — Black people who are diagnosed with dementia are significantly less likely than white people to be prescribed medications for the disease, according to a new study. Among five types of medications commonly used to treat dementia, the prescribing rate was as much as 19 percentage points lower for Black people than white people.
- Mediterranean Diets Reduced Signs of Alzheimer’s in Brain Tissue
March 9, 2023 — Following the MIND or Mediterranean diet may hold back changes in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease by the equivalent of up to 18 years of aging
- Taking Vitamin D Reduces Likelihood of Dementia: Study
March 2, 2023 — Taking vitamin D may help prevent dementia, a large new study suggests.
- ChatGPT's AI Could Help Catch Alzheimer's Early
February 3, 2023 — The AI everyone's talking about identified Alzheimer's 80% of the time by analyzing people's speech.
- Social Isolation Increases Risk of Dementia for Older People, Study Says
January 18, 2023 — Older people who are socially isolated face a 27% higher risk of developing dementia, a new Johns Hopkins study says.
- FDA Approves Drug for Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
January 6, 2023 — The FDA has approved lecanemab for Alzheimer's disease, even though trial results showed modest cognitive benefits and cases of amyloid-related imaging abnormalities
- What to Know About Newly Approved Alzheimer's Drug
January 6, 2023 — It's not a cure, but the drug, given intravenously every 2 weeks, has shown moderate positive effects in clinical trials in slowing early-stage disease.
- Chris Hemsworth’s Alzheimer’s Risk: What to Know About APOE4 Gene
December 30, 2022 — In November, actor Chris Hemsworth announced that he would be taking a leave from acting to focus on other things after discovering he has a genetic vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease. Here's what to know.
- New Blood Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Earlier
December 29, 2022 — A new blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, researchers say. The test would be cheaper, less invasive, and more readily available than current testing.
- New Alzheimer's Blood Test Could Improve Diagnosis, Research
December 28, 2022 — Researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that could pave the way for better research and less invasive diagnosis of the disease. Scientists are particularly hopeful that the new test will facilitate a needed increase in diversity among research study participants.
- Check Older Relatives for Signs of Dementia This Holiday Season
December 12, 2022 — The holiday season can be a time when extended family members notice cognitive changes in loved ones that they don't see on a regular basis. Here's what to know.
- How Your Voice Could Reveal Hidden Disease
December 7, 2022 — The U.S. government is investing millions to investigate voice analysis as a tool for diagnosing a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, depression, and autism.
- New Alzheimer’s Drug Shows ‘Modest’ Success, And Risks
November 30, 2022 — The FDA is expected to decide whether to approve the drug in January. The agency has approved only one other similar treatment, the highly controversial and expensive aducanumab (Aduhelm).
- Why Do Women Get Alzheimer's More Than Men? Study Offers Clue
November 10, 2022 — A gene on the X chromosome may explain why two-thirds of Alzheimer's patients are women. Researchers found the gene can be safely inhibited in mice. Are humans next?
- Dementia Symptoms Appear Years Before Official Diagnosis: Study
October 28, 2022 — New research out of the U.K. suggests that in most cases, the symptoms of dementia begin as many as 9 years before the actual diagnosis.
- Abnormal Heart Chamber Linked to Higher Dementia Risk: Study
August 22, 2022 — Older adults with an upper heart chamber that’s of abnormal size or doesn’t work well may have up to a 35% higher risk for dementia, according to new research.
- Highly Processed Foods Are Bad for Older Brains, Study Says
August 15, 2022 — A diet rich in chips, cookies, hot dogs, and other highly processed foods is harmful for the aging brain, according to a new study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.
- Scientists Find Brain Mechanism Behind Age-Related Memory Loss
July 1, 2022 — Discovery could lead to new dementia treatments or even help prevent cognitive decline in the first place, Johns Hopkins researchers say.
- Do I Have Alzheimer’s Disease? Just One Brain Scan May Tell
June 22, 2022 — The tool could also tell the difference between early and late-stage dementia in 79% of cases.
- Dementia Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Shows
June 20, 2022 — Boosting low vitamin D levels to normal ranges could help protect the brain against a loss of thinking skills as people age, the study authors wrote.
- Can a walking test spot pre-dementia condition?
February 22, 2018 — Doctors say they may have found a test for a cause of dementia that can sometimes be reversed.
- Daily chats 'help people with dementia'
February 7, 2018 — Spending a few minutes each day chatting to people with dementia can improve their quality of life, says a study.
- Fragmented sleep 'may predict Alzheimer's'
January 30, 2018 — Interrupted sleep may be an early warning of Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.
- Blue badge parking to include hidden disabilities
January 22, 2018 — People with hidden disabilities such as dementia and autism could be able to apply for blue badges under government proposals
- Alzheimer's brain imaging advances
January 5, 2018 — Advances in brain imaging have uncovered for the first time how it's thought Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain.
- No magic bullet to prevent dementia later in life
December 20, 2017 — There is no proven way to prevent dementia developing later in life, results of four reviews of the best available evidence have shown.
- Could marriage be key to staying dementia free?
November 29, 2017 — Staying single throughout life or being widowed increases the risk of developing dementia, a study has found.
- Can brain training lower the risk of dementia?
November 17, 2017 — Researchers in the US are claiming that computerised brain training can reduce the risk of dementia by 29%.
- Alzheimer's: Mixed trial results for nutrient drink
October 31, 2017 — There is limited evidence that a commercially available nutritional drink can help people who have very early memory and thinking problems, a study has concluded.
- Blood-thinning drugs 'reduce dementia risk'
October 25, 2017 — People who take blood-thinning drugs for an irregular heartbeat have up to a 48% lower risk of developing dementia than those who don't, new research suggests.
- Could these 9 life changes help prevent dementia?
July 21, 2017 — Making 9 lifestyle changes might help reduce your chances of developing dementia, according to a study in the medical journal, The Lancet.
- Can stress age the brain?
July 17, 2017 — Undergoing stressful events in your life could make your brain age more rapidly, according to early results from a study.
- Alzheimer's discovery 'could help drug research'
July 5, 2017 — Scientists say they have made an important breakthrough in understanding part of the mechanism behind Alzheimer's that could speed up the development of drugs
- Even moderate drinking affects the brain
June 7, 2017 — Heavy drinking is known to have an effect on the brain over time but now researchers say even moderate drinking can affect your thinking skills.
- Diet drinks 'associated with dementia and stroke'
April 21, 2017 — A new US study has found having just one diet drink a day is linked with both a higher risk of having a stroke and developing dementia.
- Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia
July 26, 2013 — Larger message: Better cardiovascular health benefits the brain, expert says
- Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia
April 29, 2013 — Large study showed better retention of mental skills in seniors who had followed it
- Low Levels of B Vitamin Linked to Alzheimer's Lesions
April 4, 2000 — Low blood levels of the B vitamin folic acid may play a role in increasing a woman's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as she ages, according to a study of Catholic nuns.