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Protecting the brain after surgery and hospitalization

Delirium is a serious condition causing a sudden change in thinking and behavior for almost half of people over 65 after a hospitalization. The Global Council on Brain Health offers recommendations to prevent delirium and preserve brain health for people having surgery or experiencing severe illness.

Primary care doctors expect to see increase in patients with dementia in next five years

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and the number is expected to rise as high as 13.8 million by 2050. Yet, according to the latest Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report, half of all primary care physicians feel the medical community is not prepared to meet the demand. Learn more about the projected incidence of Alzheimer’s dementia and the burden it places on caregivers and the health care system.

Independent committees help to keep trial participants safe

Who is watching out for your safety in a clinical trial?  Learn how independent data safety monitoring boards are used to evaluate the safety of the trial and make sure participants are protected.

Reduce your risk of dementia by understanding the brain heart connection

A new report from the Global Council on Brain Health describes the impact of cardiovascular risk factors on brain health for adults 50 years and older. Learn more about how taking care of your heart and understanding your risk of heart disease can improve your brain health.

How was a woman destined to get Alzheimer’s protected by her genes?

A woman in Colombia was destined to develop Alzheimer’s disease in her 40’s because of a rare family genetic mutation. But she didn’t show symptoms until her 70’s. Scientists are now investigating what protected her from the memory stealing disease. Could her genes hold the key to new treatments?

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?