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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.