Latest Alzheimer's disease News

Music and Memory brings familiar back to dementia patients

Sep. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Monty Stensland recalls his first date with his wife, Betty. She taught him a song, "The Bear Went Over the Mountain." After 68 years of marriage and Betty's battle with dementia, that song remains a happy memory the couple can share. Music is helping improve the quality of life for...

Alzheimer's research grant given to Brown, Boston nonprofit

Sep. 10, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The National Institute on Aging has awarded a grant worth more than $50 million to Brown University and a Boston nonprofit to lead a nationwide effort to improve the care for people with Alzheimer's disease. The Ivy League university in Providence announced the grant Tuesday. It's...

Scientists rethink Alzheimer's, diversifying the drug search

Sep. 10, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer's trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage. If they do, "we call it a unicorn," said Donna Wilcock, an Alzheimer's...

High schoolers raise over $17K for Memory Makers

Aug. 25, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — When Jack Ligon formed the Oxford High School group Students for Alzheimer's, he wanted to help shed a light on the disease while also making a positive impact within his community. In 2017, he founded the Students for Alzheimer's tennis tournament, which held its third event on...