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5. Detecting Alzheimer’s

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

Memory Maximizers: Cholesterol & AD Risk; Middle-Age Fitness & Dementia

Watch Your Cholesterol to Lower Alzheimer’s Risk
New findings concerning cholesterol’s effects on the brain underscore the importance of controlling cholesterol levels to remain cognitively healthy. A study published Dec. 30, 2013 in JAMA Neurology suggests that having high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol

Dementia Test: Sorting Out Options

Dementia Test: Sorting Out Options

What is dementia? The word refers to a mental decline in two or more core areas of brain function—including memory, judgment, communication, or language—that interferes with a person’s ability to function in daily life. Dementia can be caused by a number of different diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to

The Stages of Dementia

As we grow older, most of us will know someone who has begun a process of cognitive decline. This individual may have experienced permanent changes in mental functioning, and may be increasingly forgetful, more apt to become confused, and have greater difficulty with balancing a checkbook, following a recipe, or

The Search for an Alzheimer’s Cure: 
Casting a Wider Net

Decades of disappointment in the search for treatments that can slow, halt, or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias have only made scientists more determined to find effective therapies.

In their continuing efforts, researchers are broadening their approaches—reworking treatment targets, the timing of interventions, and the tactics

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