Study: Midlife obesity, physical inactivity, low education top three Alzheimer’s risk factors
May 13, 2022
More than one third of Alzheimer’s cases were tied to eight modifiable risks, according to a new study from a team of researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles and UC San Francisco.
Don’t look: Smartphone app could diagnose Alzheimer’s disease
May 03, 2022
A new smartphone app is peering into the eyes of patients to determine if they might have Alzheimer’s disease or other neurological disorders.
Community burden of dementia similar to nursing homes: survey
Apr 29, 2022
Frequent, unsubtle symptoms have a big impact on the patient quality of life, but are often unreported in primary care, investigators report.
Study finds healthy lifestyle adds to longevity, but not for Alzheimer’s patients
Apr 18, 2022
A healthy lifestyle can go a long way to adding years to your life, but it might not help those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Association: CMS shortchanged Alzheimer’s patients with Aduhelm decision
Apr 11, 2022
The Alzheimer’s Association slammed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its decision last week to restrict coverage of Aduhelm, the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug to treat...
Caregiving daughter of mom with dementia cherishes every moment
Mar 28, 2022
Patti LaFleur doesn’t know if her mother recognizes her, but her eyes light up when LaFleur enters the room. It’s just another reality of caring for her mom, Linda LaTurner, who is entering the later...
Vicious cycle seen between daytime napping, Alzheimer dementia
Mar 25, 2022
Excessive daytime napping over a year predicts worse cognitive performance the following year and vice versa.
Wearable patch is the latest Alzheimer’s treatment
Mar 21, 2022
A wearable patch that delivers the Alzheimer’s drug donepezil is expected to be on the market by this fall.
Congressional task force to lawmakers: Continue to prioritize Alzheimer’s Disease
Mar 18, 2022
Senate leaders of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease applauded the $289 million increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia funding in the 2022 omnibus spending package, but they say it shouldn’t...
We hear you: How hearing loss affects the brain, social connections
Mar 07, 2022
Eat right. Exercise. Reduce stress. We are familiar by now with the link between heart-healthy behaviors and cognitive functioning. But on World Hearing Day last week, one audiologist strived to emphasize...