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Thank you for your support of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry this year

Thank you for your continued support of our mission to end Alzheimer’s disease before it impacts another generation. As we welcome a new year, we still need you, your family and friends to help us fill research studies aimed at eradicating this disease.

Cognitive decline and social isolation common reasons for elderly financial abuse

One in 10 older adults are victims of abuse, with many being the victims of financial scams. Researchers are now studying why older adults are more susceptible and believe very early stages of Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment could play a role.

ASU researcher studies menopause and memory loss

Women experience many symptoms during menopause which can include difficulty concentrating and memory loss.  Arizona State University researcher Dr. Bimonte-Nelson is studying the link between memory and thinking problems and the onset of menopause.

Another Alzheimer’s study ends too soon

An Alzheimer’s disease prevention trial was stopped early for safety reasons. Learn why the study ended early and what’s next in the ongoing search for drugs to prevent and treat this disease.

More studies seek people with mild cognitive impairment

In order to get ahead of Alzheimer’s disease earlier, more and more research studies are seeking people without changes to their memory and thinking along with those with a condition known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The question is, how do you know if you have it?

Boost brain health with a healthy diet - not supplements

A nutritious diet is a much better way to keep your brain healthy than dietary supplements. The Global Council on Brain Health recommends people be wary of supplements and always consult their doctor before taking them. Read more about their recommendations about dietary supplements.

Primary care providers should screen seniors for decline in memory and thinking skills

The Alzheimer’s Association’s latest Facts and Figures report found most seniors are not evaluated for memory and thinking problems by their primary care providers. Learn more about the role these doctors can play in the early identification of cognitive decline and the importance of talking with your doctor if you have concerns.

Keeping your blood pressure low could reduce your risk of memory issues

Scientific evidence suggests keeping your top blood pressure number at 130 or below can reduce your risk for memory and thinking problems. Learn more about this study and how you can maintain healthy blood pressure.

A new blood test may be on the horizon for Alzheimer’s disease

A new study showed that a blood test can detect a protein in the blood associated with memory and thinking problems along with brain shrinkage. While the test is only available for research at this time, the rise of this protein years before dementia symptoms appear may signal a new way to predict Alzheimer’s and track progression of the disease.

What’s good for your heart is good for your brain

With all the talk of hearts this month, let’s take a look at how heart health affects your brain. It turns out what’s good for your heart really is good for your brain. Since the heart pumps blood through every vessel in your body, it makes sense.