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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.

We Will Find a Breakthrough for Alzheimer's Disease

I have spent my entire career interested in the mysteries of the brain: what it looks like, how it works and what happens when it doesn’t. Alzheimer’s disease has been the primary focus of my professional life, starting as a young researcher looking at brain scans, and leading up to now, as the head of the research program at the Alzheimer’s Association.

Cardiovascular health status at age 50 linked to dementia risk in later life

People with better cardiovascular health at age 50 may be less likely than those with poor cardiovascular health to develop dementia later in life. The findings, published in BMJ on Aug. 7, suggest that middle-aged adults may be able to reduce their risk of dementia by controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol and avoiding other risk factors for heart disease and stroke.