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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.

Migraines a risk factor for developing dementia and Alzheimer's, study suggests

Migraines could raise the risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers. The study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry involved 679 people aged 65 or over in Canada, who didn't have dementia.

New Study Explores the Relationship Between Mental Cognition and Exercise

Exercise has long been known to provide a wealth of health benefits, both physical and mental. But a new study suggests that exercise can boost mental cognition immediately following the session.

Markers of abnormal liver function linked to Alzheimer's disease

Abnormal liver enzyme levels detected by commonly used blood tests may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and multiple biomarkers of the disease, according to a recent study. The findings were published July 31 in JAMA Network Open. Led by NIA-supported scientific teams at Duke University and Indiana University, the research was based on the rationale that abnormal changes in liver enzymes are associated with heart disease and metabolic disorders like diabetes, which are known risk factors for Alzheimer’s.

Origins of Alzheimer’s: The Life and Research of Dr. Alois Alzheimer

Awareness campaigns, research funding drives and personal testimonies have helped make Alzheimer’s disease more widely known, and new developments occur regularly as research into the disease progresses. However, not many people are familiar with the discovery of the disease, and fewer still know about the life and work of Dr. Alois Alzheimer, the discoverer of the disease.

High Blood Pressure in Your 30s May Affect Your Brain, Increase Dementia Risk

High blood pressure is linked to a lot of common health problems, most notably stroke and heart disease. Scientists have also established a link between high blood pressure and increased dementia risk. But a new study finds that an uptick in blood pressure — even as early as your 30s — could lead to a higher dementia risk later on.