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A blood test may detect whether Alzheimer's will develop 16 years before symptoms show, study says

Doctors may be able to predict if someone will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before they show symptoms by testing for a certain protein in the blood, new research published in the journal Nature Medicine suggests. 

New law aims to take on Alzheimer's and cognitive decline

A piece of legislation that will create a public health infrastructure across the country to fight Alzheimer's disease has been signed into law.

Why are study partners required for Alzheimer’s prevention trials? - Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin

Alzheimer’s prevention trials require participants to select a study partner to accompany them through the trial. Study partners provide researchers with valuable feedback about changes in a person’s behavior and function throughout the course of a study.

Registry grows in 2018– more members still needed to support research studies

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

Positive sense of mental well-being related to better brain health

A new report from the Global Council on Brain Health describes the link between a positive sense of mental well-being and better brain health in people 50 and older. The report is full of helpful tips on improving your mental well-being and thus your thinking and reasoning skills.

Stress might lead to memory loss and brain shrinkage, study says

If you live a high-stress life, you could have memory loss and brain shrinkage before you turn 50, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

This Eye Scan Could Detect Alzheimer’s in Seconds

It sounds like a science fiction movie: an eye scan that can provide information about your brain, and, quite possibly, your future. But according to two new studies, it could be a very real possibility soon.

15 Things That Slow Down Alzheimer’s Disease

Although there’s no cure, there are things you can do to help prevent, delay, or slow down Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Brain Donation – a Gift of Hope for Future Generations

When people think of organ donation – they typically think of giving an organ to someone in immediate need of a transplant. But donated brain tissue can be used by hundreds of research centers worldwide, providing a gift of hope for future generations at risk of developing dementias.  

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.