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An Expert’s Secrets to a Better Night’s Sleep—And a Healthier Brain

We know some of the harmful effects of sleep deprivation, including an increased risk of getting into a car crash or even developing Alzheimer’s. But what happens inside of a sleep-deprived brain?

Just Dance: How Certain Types of Movement Boost Your Brain

Anyone who has cut up the dance floor at a wedding knows that even just a few minutes of getting low to “Shout” can get feel-good endorphins flowing. But two new studies show that dancing has science-backed benefits that might give your brain a boost—and even reduce your risk of dementia.

2018—A Year in Research

Once again, it’s time to reflect on the preceding 12 months. Despite the 2025 deadline for effective therapy that has been set by the National Alzheimer’s Plan and the World Dementia Council, 2018 brought no drug approvals or Phase 3 breakthroughs. Short of that, however, smaller advances happened across neurodegenerative research this past year. 

The link between stress and memory

The Framington Heart Study shows us how stress can have a negative impact on our memory and thinking skills

Now there is scientific evidence that stress can impact your memory and thinking skills. Learn how to prevent it from happening to you.

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.