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There’s More to Alzheimer’s Than Your Genes: Researchers Find Clues By Studying Identical Triplets

In the first study published about Alzheimer’s disease among identical triplets, researchers in Canada suggest that the development of dementia is not exclusively linked to our genes.

Reassessment of Alzheimer’s Drug Raises Hope—and Concerns

Pharmaceutical giant Biogen now admits that it made a mistake back in March when it stopped a pair of trials of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug. A deep analysis of the data, released Thursday, suggests the drug, called aducanumab, did make a difference for patients who took the highest dose for the longest period of time—but only in one of two studies.

Long-Term Changes in Blood Pressure Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Blood pressure may be an even more important biomarker in understanding why some people develop Alzheimer’s. In a new study, researchers report that people who experienced long-term and substantial changes in blood pressure were at greater risk of developing dementia.

50% of Americans Are Worried About Developing Dementia, But Many Unaware of Preventive Steps

Americans are deeply worried about developing dementia, yet few have taken scientifically-proven preventative steps to protect their brains, according to a new report.

Your Waist Size May Predict Your Risk of Developing Dementia

There are countless factors that may contribute to the risk of developing dementia, from genetics to blood pressure levels. Now, it turns out that your waist size may also be a marker for dementia.

New Test Predicts Alzheimer’s Memory Loss Far in Advance

Researchers may now be able to predict memory problems far in advance by identifying certain brain activity patterns. In a new study out of Gladstone Institutes, scientists tested this new method in mice with the goal of identifying Alzheimer’s memory loss sooner—so interventions can be established as quickly as possible.

New Study Identifies Protein Linked to Inflammation in Alzheimer’s

As research into Alzheimer’s advances, scientists are shifting their focus from beta-amyloid accumulation to inflammation as a main driver of the disease. In a new study, researchers at the University of California, Irvine discovered that a protein known as TOM-1 plays a role in inflammation associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

Drugmaker reverses course, plans to seek FDA approval for Alzheimer's treatment

In an unexpected reversal, pharmaceutical giant Biogen said it will pursue US Food and Drug Administration approval for aducanumab, an experimental treatment for early Alzheimer's disease, Biogen and its Japanese partner Eisai announced on Tuesday.

Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk

Brain scientists are offering a new reason to control blood sugar levels: It might help lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.