Most of the time, memory blips are due to normal age-related changes, but sometimes memory complaints can herald the development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—a stage of memory loss that represents the first signs of dementia in many individuals. Taking a memory loss test can help determine whether you or
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects 5.1 million Americans, and there is currently no cure. However, neurologist Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Cognitive health and NFL Cognitive Care says that there are some hopeful developments in AD research—along with potentially promising data you may have seen reported
Another Eye-Scanning Test for AD.
Study results of an eye scanning system (fluorescent ligand eye scanning, or FLES) that detects beta-amyloid deposits on the lens of the eye, conducted by the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Phoenix, also were reported at the AAIC. While small—the study comprised only 20 people with probable AD
Q: My husband recently had a hemorrhagic stroke, which the doctors told us was caused by a condition called cerebral amyloid angiopathy. What is cerebral amyloid angiopathy and how does it cause stroke?
A: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is characterized by the accumulation of abnormal amyloid protein deposits in the walls
This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s drug development, but that doesn’t mean you should sit back and wait until new drugs become available. Take proactive steps today to preserve your memory and prevent dementia. There is good evidence that just by making better choices each day, like eating right,
If, by 2025, researchers can develop a treatment that delays symptoms by five years, nearly 6 million people could be spared from this disease by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and so far disappointing. Between
Alzheimer’s research has made great strides in recent years. Scientists have found new ways to diagnose the disease while it’s still in its early stages. Blood tests and brain scans may be able to spot the presence of beta-amyloid and other Alzheimer’s markers before symptoms appear. And although no definitive
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is turning into a true epidemic. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, nearly 14 million people over age 65 will have developed Alzheimer’s. The cost of caring for
Over the past several years, many promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease have emerged from research laboratories and raised hope initially, only to be found lacking when subjected to more rigorous study. But trial and error is the nature of medical advancement. Through this process, researchers believe they are getting
What is vascular dementia? It refers to a spectrum of cognitive impairments resulting from damage to blood vessels in the brain.
Stroke, either a significant singular stroke or multiple smaller strokes, is a major cause of vascular dementia (VaD), but any disease process that damages blood vessels in the brain