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Lack of Sleep Could Hurt The Brain’s Ability To Clear Out Toxins

The biology of sleep has long been a mystery. Exactly how brain and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s might be biologically connected to sleeping disorders has never been entirely clear.

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.

Tau Shows Promise as Achilles’ Heel for Alzheimer’s and Similar Diseases

The protein, once seen as a secondary player, has taken a leading role in combating neurodegenerative illnesses

Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.

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?

Alzheimer’s Tests Soon May Be Common. Should You Get One?

Not long ago, the only way to know if someone had Alzheimer’s disease was to examine the brain in an autopsy.