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Biomarkers – Leading the Way toward Alzheimer’s Early Detection, Prevention and Treatment

You might be familiar with biomarkers such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure numbers and body temperature. But what about amyloid and tau? How might these biomarkers lead the way to detecting, preventing and treating this and related devastating diseases.

The Science of Eligibility Requirements

There is much to be learned about the development of Alzheimer’s disease and how to prevent or delay the onset of the disease – this is why so many research studies are looking for volunteers. For many, that begs the question, “Why don’t studies broaden their age requirements in order to find more participants?” 

National Recruitment Strategy Aims to Open Doors Wider to Participation in Research Studies

You may have heard of the ambitious goal set by the U.S. National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease – to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. While this plan offers great promise, it also shines the spotlight on the need for volunteer research participants. 

An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trial Participation

Have you been thinking about participating in a clinical trial, but not so sure you’re ready to delve into the unknown? Alzheimer prevention participant – who’s taken part in not one, but two studies! – gives his insight and advice into the experience. 

POINTing the Way to Alzheimer’s Prevention

A massive $20 million research trial is kicking off to determine whether early intervention can support brain health and prevent decline in memory and thinking ability. Can lifestyle intervention – exercise, diet, social interaction and “brain exercise” really prevent Alzheimer’s?

Ask the Expert: What Can I Do to Help Researchers find a Treatment for Alzheimer's?

This month's expert is Pierre N. Tariot, MD, director, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.

Dear Dr. Tariot - My father and mother-in-law both have Alzheimer’s disease. I’ve been reading that more and more companies are giving up on their research in this field. I don’t want to give up. What can I do to help?

Is it all doom and gloom in Alzheimer's Research?

If you follow the headlines in the news, you may think that researchers are destined to fail when it comes to finding a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the latest findings. 

Ask the Expert: Should I Start Drinking Wine?

This month’s expert is Jose Luchsinger, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center.

Dear Dr. Luchsinger,
I don’t drink wine, but I am hearing more and more that it’s good for you. Should I start drinking wine on a regular basis to improve my health? – Sophia

Healthy Diet...Healthy Brain

Is red wine good for you or bad for you? Should you eat grains or leave them off your plate? What about dairy – yes or no? When it comes to nutritional advice, it may seem like a constant exercise in “Eat This, Not That.” Increasingly, research is revealing that a healthy diet is crucial for optimal brain health.  But what is a “healthy diet”?