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December 27, 2019
by Being Patient
The exact causes behind dementia are varied and at times unclear. We know that genetic factors — like carrying the APOE4 gene — can have an impact on a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer...
Talk with an Alzheimer’s researcher and you’ll likely hear the same lament: Finding a treatment or cure is incredibly challenging because scientists are not even certain what exactly causes the...
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.
December 18, 2019
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
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...
In the first study published about Alzheimer’s disease among identical triplets, researchers in Canada suggest that the development of dementia is not exclusively linked to our genes.
December 11, 2019
by Being Patient
Can that morning cup of coffee actually help prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
When biotechnology company Biogen announced the cancellation of the trial for their Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab, nearly 3,500 trial participants were left in limbo. Now, following the...
December 6, 2019
by Scientific American
Pharmaceutical giant Biogen now admits that it made a mistake back in March when it stopped a pair of trials of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug. A deep analysis of the data, released Thursday,...
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...