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A road map for including Latinos and African Americans in Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that is still on the rise and that does not have a current effective treatment or cure. The limited inclusion of Latinos and African Americans in research will only worsen the outlook, though the success of efforts bubbling up across the country could help us keep up with the disease.

New study shows potential link between bad quality sleep and Alzheimer’s in Hispanics

Hispanics who have trouble sleeping may be at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, according to a new study.

Blood test method may predict amyloid deposits in brain, potentially indicating Alzheimer's disease

A number of research projects are underway to develop a sensitive blood test that could help screen people for Alzheimer’s disease in a less invasive and costly way than current imaging and biomarker tests. NIA-supported researchers at Washington University in St. Louis reported an advance Aug. 1 in Neurology for their method of detecting amyloid protein in blood. The researchers are validating the method by showing an association between blood levels of amyloid and results from conventional biomarker tests for Alzheimer’s.

How Deep Sleep May Help The Brain Clear Alzheimer's Toxins

The brain waves generated during deep sleep appear to trigger a cleaning system in the brain that protects it against Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

China approves Alzheimer's drug, inviting fresh debate in field with few successes

In a decision likely to stir scientific debate across the world, China's health regulator conditionally approved a new Alzheimer's drug for patients with mild-to-moderate forms of the neurodegenerative disease. 

Why Didn’t She Get Alzheimer’s? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease

Researchers have found a woman with a rare genetic mutation that has protected her from dementia even though her brain has developed major neurological features of the 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.

Does Prevagen, a Cognitive Health Supplement, Really Improve Memory?

Dietary supplements make up a ubiquitous, $40 billion industry. Some of the 50,000 different types of supplements out there claim to improve your mood, energy, vitamin levels and overall health. And some supplements, like Prevagen, bank on the population of people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s.