An estimated 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Being stressed all the time can increase your risk of developing dementia, researchers warn.
A new controversial study has revealed that taking a commonly prescribed sleeping pill could actually improve your memory.
Being able to diagnose people with Alzheimer's disease years before debilitating symptoms appear is now a step closer to reality. Researchers behind Neurotrack, the technology startup that took the first health prize at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) startup accelerator in Austin, says their new technology can diagnose Alzheimer's disease up to six years before symptoms appear with 100 percent accuracy.
Disrupted sleep may be an indication of early Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
A recent study has found that neurons can live for even longer than you do.
A low-protein diet could help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
Researchers predict that the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will triple in the next 40 years.
Here's another convincing reason to hit the gym: being physically fit in middle age significantly lowers your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia later in life, a new large, long-term study has revealed.
A recent study suggested that type 2 diabetic patients are at the risk of being Alzheimer's patients later in life. Yet another recent study has now developed a molecular model which, when developed into a drug, will lower the risk considerably.
For people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, here's a breather. A recent study suggests that the rate of memory loss can be significantly lowered if the patient does physical exercise regularly.
A new study suggests that the diagnosis of the onset of Alzheimer's disease could be just a click away. According to a latest finding by scientists from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ), the onset of Alzheimer's could be detected using a simple online test. Professor Lizzie Coulson, study coordinator, said that her research team has identified how Alzheimer's disease impairs the cholinergic basal forebrain in undertaking navigational tasks, according to Medical Xpress.
A new study links feelings of loneliness to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life. The authors of the research say that many factors like impaired cognition, old age, depression etc., have been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease; the potential impacts of loneliness and social isolation have not been explored to a great extent.
A new study suggests that if hormone therapy (HT) is given to women within five years of menopause, it could reduce the risk of them contracting Alzheimer's disease (AD). Researcher Huibo Shao from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and colleagues investigated if the timing or type of hormone therapy impacts its association with Alzheimer's disease. The findings of the study add to the evidence suggested by earlier studies that hormone treatments taken around menopause may be more beneficial than just helping women cope with hot flashes and night sweats.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.