Latest Alzheimer's Association Stories

Researchers Discover Gene That Doubles Alzheimer's Risk In African-Americans
2013-04-10 15:39:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers reporting in Tuesday´s issue of JAMA have identified a new gene mutation that nearly doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease in older blacks. The findings come from the largest genome-wide, government-funded study on Alzheimer´s genes in the African-American community. The mutation found in gene ABCA7 is not the first linked to the cognitive disease but does come as a significant breakthrough...

Getting A Handle On Stress May Reduce Risk Of Dementia
2013-03-19 09:33:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stress, hypertension, high blood pressure — no matter what you call it, researchers are warning it can increase the risk of dementia. And by controlling or preventing risk factors that lead to hypertension earlier in life, people may limit or delay the changes in their brain associated with Alzheimer´s disease and other age-related cognitive declines, according to new research published in JAMA Neurology. The study,...

2013-02-24 23:03:14

The founders of wall art company WOW Memories have announced they will be donating one of their pieces for auction at the Rita Hayworth Gala in Chicago and will be working together with the Alzheimer´s Foundation for their 2013 Illinois Action Summit. (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 The co-founders of the WOW Memories photo service have announced they will be participating in two different events in support of Alzheimer´s disease this Spring. The company has announced they will be...

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