October 9, 2015

To Cure Alzheimer's, Get Rid of the Tau, Too


Alzheimer's always comes with two culprits in the brain: tau proteins and amyloid plaque. Most research is focused on getting rid of the amyloid. Learn why any potential cure for Alzheimer's needs to deal with tau proteins, as well.

Caring for Vascular Dementia


Teepa Snow reveals vascular dementia's unique challenges to caregivers. Learn how vascular dementia is different from Alzheimer's. See what you can do to make life better for you and the one for whom you care.

October 7, 2015

Fooling the Doctor: How Cognitive-Reserve Hides Alzheimer's


Don Hayen is a retired doctor and former medical director of an HMO. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 71. But it took a lot longer than it should have. Find out why it did and why he wishes it didn't.

Thought of the Week: Love & Compassion

Love & compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. (The Dalai Lama)
Love & compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive. (The Dalai Lama)

What Starts Alzheimer's, What Stops It?


For the first time in a hundred years, researchers are providing hope to people with Alzheimer's, instead of well-meaning but useless understanding. Learn how vascular problems trigger Alzheimer's decades before symptoms appear. See how that knowledge helps people to lower risk and slow it down.

Advantages of Namzaric for Dementia


In 2015, Namazaric for dementia hit pharmacy shelves. The convenient, extended-release capsule conveniently combines today's most popular drugs for Alzheimer's. Learn more about easier-to-manage Namazaric.

Let's Beat Lewy

Announcing the kickoff of the October Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month, appropriately themed, “Let’s Beat Lewy!” Get the details.

Alzheimer's Research 101


Alzheimer's scientists are racing to find ways to cure it. Watch this down-to-earth video-animation on the direction of Alzheimer's research. Find out how you can do your part, too.

One Family's Inherited Alzheimer's


Early-onset Alzheimer's is usually inherited, striking ages 30 to 60. Get the details on Early-onset Alzheimer's. See how one family is in a trial to find a breakthrough.

Alzheimer's Infamous APOE Gene

95% of the time, it takes a combination of genetics, bad environment and unhealthy lifestyle to trigger Alzheimer's. However, one gene called apolipoprotein E (APOE) can make a big difference. Learn more.