Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease can affect one’s memory and more. Read about the first signs, symptoms, treatment, prevention and more.

This Simple New Blood Test Can Detect Alzheimer’s Risk with 96% Accuracy

Alzheimer's disease often begins a decade before you show symptoms. "Ideally, we'd like people to be screened for Alzheimer's disease annually, just like they do for heart disease and cancer," says a cell biologist who helped develop this new Alzheimer's blood test.

What Is Frontotemporal Dementia? Bruce Willis’ Condition, Explained.

This rare type of dementia comes in many different subtypes, resulting in specific and individualized symptoms.

What We Know About Lecanemab, the New Alzheimer’s Drug

The medicine offers hope for patients who have struggled to find effective treatments.

Eating This Every Day May Help Fight Dementia, Says New Study

An apple a day? Quite possibly: research has linked a particular category of foods with improved brain health, among...

4 New Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s Research with Unprecedented Results, according to Doctors

With new treatments and new knowledge, we may be reaching a new era of hope for Alzheimer's disease.

Here’s How Much TV May Increase Your Dementia Risk, Says New Study

The study also identified one downtime activity that can help your brain stay sharp.

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This Man Battled Dementia for 20 Years Before Finding a Solution

For two decades, Stanley White battled mental fog, falls, and urinary incontinence. Finally, he got a diagnosis—a little-known—but treatable—brain disorder...

This Woman’s “Dementia” Turned Out to Be a Treatable Brain Condition

It took years for doctors to discover that this woman's walking, incontinence, and cognitive problems were due to a treatable—and...

How a Reversible Type of Dementia Can be Mistaken for Alzheimer’s Disease

Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a treatable form of dementia that targets more than 700,000 Americans, yet about 80 percent of...

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Could This Image Predict Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A new study uses artificial intelligence to interpret participants' use of language, which could give patients, doctors, and caregivers hints...

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Here’s One Reason Why Women May Have a Higher Alzheimer’s Risk Than Men

New research may help explain why women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than men—and it's not because...

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4 Memory Problems That Have Nothing to Do With Alzheimer’s

Are they normal brain blips—or something more? How everything from pregnancy to stress can mess with your mind (and how...

The Top Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs of 2019

Funding for Alzheimer's research is ramping up and we're starting to see the benefits.

This Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

There are around 50 million people living with dementia worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. While dementia and Alzheimer's...

Here’s How to Predict Whether Your Memory Loss Will Be Alzheimer’s

Feeling forgetful? Have no fear because that just might be a good sign when it comes to predicting whether or...

Scientists May Have Found the Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease—And How to Reverse It

Good news: Brain experts were wrong about the cause of Alzheimer’s. Better news: Now it should be easier to treat

This Could Be the Earliest Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease (Hint: It’s Not Getting Lost)

At risk for Alzheimer's? Keep an eye out for this one thing, because it could show up way before the...

If You’re Not Sleeping Well, Your Brain Could Be in Trouble

Researchers have linked interrupted sleep to Alzheimer's—and it's not just a matter of how long you sleep but also how...

6 Signs Your Family Member’s ‘Forgetfulness’ Is Actually Alzheimer’s Disease

Be on the lookout for these signs that may appear to be normal, age-related forgetfulness but are actually a type...

This Alzheimer’s Patient Was Able to Live at Home—Thanks to a Virtual Dog

A daughter caring for her aging father 
finds help—and peace of mind—from 
a virtual companion named Pony.

50 Everyday Habits That Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

The dozens of choices you make over the course of any average day really can determine whether you’ll develop dementia...

11 Common Illnesses That Have Been Linked to Alzheimer’s

Although we don't know a lot about the causes of Alzheimer's disease, the following conditions may raise your risk.

15 Things That Slow Down Alzheimer’s Disease

Although there’s no cure, there are things you can do to help prevent, delay, or slow down Alzheimer’s disease and...

16 Things People with Alzheimer’s Disease Wish You Knew

Memory loss can be scary, but patience, trust, and encouragement can help your loved one continue living a meaningful...

6 Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs That Give Hope for the Future

It's an exciting time for Alzheimer's disease research, with new studies, treatments, and answers on the horizon. Here’s what scientists...

14 Everyday Habits Can Seriously Increase Your Dementia Risk

From your diet to your sleep hygiene, adjust these everyday habits to reduce your risk of cognitive decline or...

If You Have These Types of Dreams, You Could Be at Risk for Dementia

If you often have scary dreams, it could be a sign of a sleep disorder that dramatically raises your risk...