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Researchers have launched two studies in which people at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease will be treated before symptoms appear.
You might be familiar with biomarkers such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure numbers and body temperature. But what about amyloid and tau? How might these biomarkers lead the way to detecting,...
It's been notoriously difficult to develop medicines for Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, it seems, pharmaceutical companies release data...
July 26, 2016
by Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Dear Dr. Roberts, My father recently enrolled in GeneMatch, a new Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry program. He did a cheek swab and is waiting to be “matched” with appropriate studies. What are the...
April 20, 2016
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
Dear Dr. Jagust, I thought the only way to diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease definitively, unfortunately, is through an autopsy. Recently, a friend mentioned imaging studies, like PET scans, are being...
Scientists have determined that there some factors that may play a role in slowing down the symptoms of Alzhiemer’s disease that are in our control, including diet, exercise, heart health, education/...
An editorial on previous research outlined that herpes could cause Alzheimer’s. Scientists say that that it’s all correlative and that there’s no true evidence showing the link between the two.
March 11, 2016
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
Dear Dr. DeCarli, High blood pressure runs in my family. My brother and I are in our 40s and we’re both watching our blood pressure creep up. At my last physical, my doctor said I was pre-...
March 11, 2016
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
High blood pressure has earned the title of “silent killer” because it typically has no symptoms until after it has done significant damage to the heart and arteries. Now there’s evidence that links...
March 7, 2016
by The New York Times
The extended Reiswig family has a mutated gene that is passed down from parent to child. In Marty and Matt Reiswig’s case, they inherited the gene and have a 50-50 chance of getting Alzheimer’s with...