Aug 21, 2015

Dementia may be stabilizing in some countries: study

The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may have stabilized in some wealthy nations, according to a study released Friday. A review of data from Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain and Spain showed the percentage of the population with dementia — the umbrella term for ...

Ample shut-eye seen lessening Alzheimer's risk in seniors

Jul 21, 2015

Ample shut-eye seen lessening Alzheimer's risk in seniors

New research suggests poor sleep may increase people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye. Enough sleep is important for good health generally, but a series of studies presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference ...

Apr 15, 2015

Report urges ways to stay sharp as our brains age

The brain ages just like the rest of a body, says a new report that urges seniors to take steps to keep sharp. The prestigious Institute of Medicine examined what scientists know about “cognitive aging,” changes in mental functioning as we get older. This ...

Mar 25, 2015

Alzheimer's debate revived as Biogen's drug trial advances

Just days after Biogen Inc. revealed promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer’s treatment, new research from the Mayo Clinic may revive a long-running debate over whether the drug industry is focusing on the right target in developing therapies to treat the disease. The ...

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies at 98

Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that’s now used to study cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98. Harman, who worked into his mid-90s at the University of Nebraska ...

Study paves way for Alzheimer's early detection

Jul 8, 2014

Study paves way for Alzheimer's early detection

British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s and call this an important step toward developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease. Such a test could initially be used to select patients ...