Latest Alzheimer's disease News

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Jul. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that...

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

Jul. 15, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results on various...

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Jul. 14, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found. People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to...

Klobuchar's plan would help Alzheimer's patients, caregivers

Jul. 12, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. It's an issue that's personal for the Minnesota senator, whose 91-year-old father is in a memory care...

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Jul. 5, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results stand out...

USC to pay UC San Diego $50M over Alzheimer's research

Jul. 3, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — USC will pay $50 million to the University of California, San Diego and has publicly apologized for gutting a prestigious Alzheimer's disease research program. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the University of Southern California agreed to settle a lawsuit over the way it wrested control...

Caregiver College helps churches offer Alzheimer's outreach

Jul. 1, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Theirs was the house where everyone gathered on Sundays after church. "She could fix a meal out of anything," Janice Holt said of her mother, Annie Ruth Ingram, a caterer and professional caregiver. And then one day, the daughter stood dumbfounded in her parents' home. "She was in...

Santa Fe's 'Alzheimer's Cafe' helping people with dementia

Jun. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Monthly gatherings in Santa Fe focusing on creative stimulus for those living with Alzheimer's or dementia are helping to boost a trend that's growing nationwide. The city hosts an initiative called Alzheimer's Cafe, part of a movement to accommodate the growing number of people with...

Singer Steve Lawrence says he has Alzheimer's disease

Jun. 11, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Steve Lawrence revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. In a letter sent by his spokesman Howard Bragman, Lawrence confirmed the diagnosis, saying that he felt he needed to speak out in light of recent rumors and media inquiries....

Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

May. 24, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are unclear, a new study suggests. The differences may seem obvious. Repeated head blows have been linked with a wasting brain disease in football players....