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February 20, 2020
by The New York Times
Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gradually worsens over time. It is the cause of 60-70% of cases of dementia. In most cases, remembering...
December 24, 2019
by The New York Times
Not long ago, the only way to know if someone had Alzheimer’s disease was to examine the brain in an autopsy.
If regulators approve it, the drug could become the first new medicine for Alzheimer's patients in nearly two decades.  
December 1, 2019
by National Institute on Aging
Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family...
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...
About a year after Dani Klein Modisett moved her mother from Manhattan to an Alzheimer’s care center near her Los Angeles home in 2016, she noticed that her mom, then 84, was sad and withdrawn.
David Nisbet’s father died of dementia this summer, and he wanted to do something to honor his dad and also help other families cope with the sadness of watching a loved one’s memory slip away.
Researchers are still optimistic about finding disease-altering medicines—just not anytime soon
In a waiting room at the Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix, a 74-year-old woman named Rubie is about to find out whether she has a gene that puts her at risk for Alzheimer's.