Brain plaques may be worse than carrying Alzheimer’s gene

A new study comparing risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease has found that having a high amount of beta amyloid plaques in the brain is...

Researchers: FDA Approved Drug May Cut Down Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people. A defining feature of Alzheimer’s disease is abnormal clumps of a protein called...

Exercise Can Help Protect the Brain from Alzheimer’s Damage

Regular exercise could help prevent brain damage from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, according to a new study. Previous research has already shown that exercise after...

Lithium Can Prevent Brain Damage Associated With Parkinson’s Disease

Lithium can profoundly prevent brain damage associated with Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. The drug works by preventing the aggregation of toxic proteins...

15 Million in U.S. Care For A Loved One Suffering from Alzheimer’s

As the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease climbs, so does the number of unpaid caregivers, USA Today reported. According to the Alzheimer’s Association,...

Nobel Prize Winner Discovers Protein That Spurs Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation have discovered a protein that spurs the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Paul Greengard, Nobel Laureate...

Fisher’s Center Leads the Way in Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is the leading source of funding for Alzheimer’s research.  Since being founded in 1995, the center has...

Dementia Commonly Misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease Among Elderly

According to new research, a high percentage of Alzheimer’s disease cases and other dementias that occur among the elderly are misdiagnosed, WebMD reported. Researchers studied...

Mystery Coffee Ingredient and Caffeine Interact to Offer Protection from Alzheimer’s Disease

An as-of-yet unknown component of coffee appears to interact with the drink’s caffeine to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. University of...

Consortium Discovers Five New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified four new genes linked to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia....