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Alzheimers Disease Research

Study Reveals Who's More Likely To Get Alzheimer's -- Men Or Women -- And Why

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty

Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one has yet to figure out the definitive cause...

Alzheimer's Disease: An Unrecognized Killer

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Howard Fillit, MD

The study, published last week in the journal Neurology, found that the number of people who die from Alzheimer's may be five times higher than previously thought, partly because death certificates often fail to list Alzheimer's as a contributing cause of death.

Landmark Alzheimer's Study Pinpoints Protein That Protects Aging Brain

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty

The conundrum has stumped doctors for years. Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's affect only the elderly? Why do some people live to...

Can Being Too Clean Raise Your Risk Of Alzheimer's?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty

Sometimes a little dirt may be good for you, right? A new study suggests that those living in more industrialized countries with better hygiene may...

Of Mice and Memory: Reversing Memory Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Researchers at Columbia University have demonstrated that common age-related memory loss is distinct from Alzheimer's disease. As importantly, you can reverse this loss. Well, if you're a mouse, you can.

FDA Needs New Standards for Studying Alzheimer's Drugs

Tia Powell | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Tia Powell

In the end, it may turn out that attacking today's biomarkers may not prevent Alzheimer's. The answer, though, won't be known unless the FDA revises its rules, a gamble we may want to take given the alternative.

Exercise Your Body and Mind: Can We Avoid a Looming Health Crisis?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While cardio respiratory fitness has not yet been proven to have a direct effect on halting the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, if a causal connection is found it would have a huge impact on our aging population, as well as the health of our economy.

Moving Toward a Cure While Addressing Care

Eric J. Hall | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

This historic report was the product of bipartisan legislation, rare in this Congress, which established an advisory council composed of government and private leaders, and which mandated a national strategy on Alzheimer's disease that would be updated annually.

$100 Million Needed for Alzheimer's Research in 2013 Budget

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

Nearly 80 million baby boomers are starting to reach the age when they begin noticing and joking about memory challenges. For those with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, their middle-aged pauses are no joke but a cause for concern.

What if Facebook Could Help Cure Alzheimer's?

Michael Weiner, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty
Michael Weiner, M.D.

We need to shift our focus from participating in vibrant online communities to helping the actual communities we live in -- and that can start with volunteering in research that benefits us all now, and our children and grandchildren.

Alzheimer's Can't Wait

Harry Johns | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Harry Johns

Alzheimer's can't wait. Not any longer. Everyone who has been touched by this disease knows its terrible effects. All of those families are waiting for the next steps of the NAPA process, starting with the president's budget.

'Why I Climbed The World's Highest Peaks For Alzheimer's'

Alan Arnette | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Alan Arnette

Climbing eight mountains on seven continents for Alzheimer's in under one year -- well to say it was a busy year is an understatement: 58 flights, 116,112 miles flown, 120 time zones crossed, 201 nights away from home, 101,058 feet climbed.

The Alzheimer's Generation: What We've Learned In 30 Years

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Reflecting on the progress we've made in diagnosing, understanding, and treating Alzheimer's the last 30 years helps us to prioritize new advances in the decades ahead.

No Time to Waste

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

All you have to do is listen -- really listen -- to people newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease to know our nation has no time to waste in developing a national strategy to defeat this devastating disease.

Why Bilingualism Prevents Alzheimer's

John Zeisel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living
John Zeisel, Ph.D.

It is hard to interpret Alzheimer's research news. Perhaps researchers, while presenting their data accurately, also hope positive results will lead to future funding.

Scientific Proof vs. Public Opinion: A Paradox

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Haven't you heard someone greet a new study by saying, "It doesn't mean a thing. These studies are always contradicting each other"? The more science rules, the greater the resistance to it.