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How An Online Registry Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Cure

Laura Dixon | Posted 07.19.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

More than 44 million people across the globe have Alzheimer's disease. And that number is expected to multiply by three or more over the next several decades. Yet, despite billions of dollars of investments into research and advocacy for effective treatment and a cure, neither exists.

Nursing Homes Use Old-Fashioned Objects To Trigger Dementia Patients' Memories

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home...

A Lesson For Those Fighting Alzheimer's From Those With Physical Disabilities

George Vradenburg | Posted 09.28.2015 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

On the heels of World Alzheimer's Day (Sept. 21), let's pledge to do something about it. Let's learn a lesson from what we are doing in our communities for those with physical disabilities.

The Judy Fund: Fighting to Keep the Memories

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Greg O'Brien

The Judy Fund has contributed to Alzheimer's Association mission activities including, research, care and advocacy, and most recently the focus has been on raising awareness and learning why women are disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer's disease.

'Music Is Our Weapon' Is Proving Its Name By Battling Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

Research has credited music with helping Alzheimer's and other dementia patients. And now a Dallas-based charity is building on this connection by giv...

An Alzheimer's Treatment on the Horizon?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

Biogen Inc.'s recent revelation of promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer's treatment is something of a breakthrough: it's the first time that we have seen positive human data about a new Alzheimer's drug that can both reduce the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain and improve cognitive function.

The Speech Julianne Moore Should Give This Sunday

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

When she's handed her trophy, she'll be speaking directly to hundreds of millions of people around the world. During those two minutes, Moore has a chance to be the voice for more than 44 million people living with Alzheimer's.

Scientists Say Antidepressant May Slow Alzheimer's Disease

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.14.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, any breakthrough in the Alzheimer's arena is a welcome one ...

How Medicare Covers Alzheimer's Disease

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Here's a breakdown of what Medicare does and doesn't cover when it comes to Alzheimer's disease, along with some tips that can help you plan ahead.

Could Alzheimer's Be Stopped A Decade Before Symptoms Appear?

Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty

Currently, there's no known way to prevent Alzheimer's disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in...

Can Signs Of Alzheimer's Be Detected Years Before Diagnosis?

Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty

Treating Alzheimer's early is thought to be key to preventing damage to memory and thinking. And that's why a new study out of Birmingham City Univers...

7 Foods That Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 02.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Keep Your Brain Healthy The best thing you can do to keep your brain working the way you want it to: exercise, and...

Finally, Some Good News About Alzheimer's? (STUDY)

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty

Researchers at Utah State University have discovered that the progression of decline in brain functioning among Alzheimer's patients may be dramatical...

Alzheimer's Drug Gets Second Chance In New Trial

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ransdell Pierson Dec 12 (Reuters) - Eli Lilly & Co plans to conduct a big new trial of its experimental Alzheimer's disease treatme...

Drugmaker Likens Alzheimer's Drug Race To Insulin Quest In 1920s

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ransdell Pierson Dec 11 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co is confident it will do for Alzheimer's patients what it did almost a...

The Latest Outlook On Alzheimer's

Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living

By Keith Sinzinger, for U.S. News More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and the nonprofit Alzheimer's Association projects that, ...

Now What? Treatment Options for Alzheimer's Disease

Leann Reynolds | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

There is ongoing to research to find medications that will not just treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, but hopefully stop or slow the progress of it. In order to develop new treatments, volunteers are needed for clinical trials.

New Gene Finding Spurs Hope For Alzheimer's Treatment

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, July 11 (Reuters) - A gene that causes the rare, early-onset form of Alzheimer's disease can also carry a ...

Music Reinvigorates Elderly Man Like You Wouldn't Believe

Susan Michals | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts
Susan Michals

And next week, a must-see documentary debuts in New York City on the power of music and it's positive impact on the elderly.

Gantenerumab, Experimental Drug, Shows Promise For Treating Early Alzheimer's

Posted 12.11.2011 | Healthy Living

An experimental drug being developed by Roche Holding AG removed amyloid plaques from the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients in a small early-stag...

Alzheimer's And The Importance Of Early Detection

Leann Reynolds | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

If Alzheimer's disease cannot currently be stopped or cured, what difference does early detection make?

Dear Mr. President: A Letter From America's Dementia Patients

John Zeisel, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2011 | Healthy Living
John Zeisel, Ph.D.

The new national policy initiative for early diagnosis will do nothing for the millions of Americans with dementia and those who love them -- unless we can give them a life worth living.

Food For Thought: 9 Brain-Friendly Eats (PHOTOS) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Healthy eating lowers your risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, but it's not yet clear if that's true for Alzheimer's disease as well. ...

Alzheimer's Greatest Myth Debunked (VIDEO)

Big Think | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Gary Small, professor of Psychiatry and Aging at the UCLA School of Medicine, says that perhaps the biggest misconception about Alzheimer's is that th...