It’s highly accepted in the medical field that type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). But less accepted is the new theory of type 3 diabetes. This is a term which describes the hypothesis that Alzheimer’s disease may be triggered by insulin resistance and insulin-like growth factor dysfunction that occurs in the brain.
Study reports modifying twelve risk factors over your lifetime could reduce dementia risk by 40%.
Alzheimer’s risk factors could be apparent as early as our teenage years, researchers reports. The risk factors disproportionately affect African Americans and include heart health problems, high cholesterol, diabetes, and insufficient quality of education.
Your teeth and your brain are both housed in your head, but what does oral care have to do with the health of your brain? That’s the question scientists were trying to answer when they discovered that periodontal disease—an inflammatory condition that eventually leads to the loss of teeth—could kickstart Alzheimer’s disease.
New research shows that these activities may reduce many of their symptoms, including anxiety and depression.
A newly developed blood test for Alzheimer’s disease measures a specific variant of the tau protein. Early results show the test has a good capacity to distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other tauopathies.
New research on yoga’s ability to improve brain health and stave off dementia has us running to our mats.
Early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease jumped 200% among commercially insured Americans between the ages of 30 and 64 over a recent five-year period, a new analysis of Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurer claims shows.
As the dementia research community scrambles to find a cure—or at least a treatment—for the disease, researchers are becoming more and more certain about at least one thing that could make a huge difference in stemming Alzheimer’s cases worldwide: lifestyle changes. In a new study, researchers explored one particular antioxidant, known as flavonol, that’s found fruits and vegetables and may fight Alzheimer’s.
Model, restaurateur and lifestyle icon Barbara Elaine Smith, known most commonly as B. Smith, died Saturday at age 70 after a seven year fight with Alzheimer’s disease.