Latest Alzheimer's disease News

Colombian family's genes offer new clue to delaying onset of Alzheimer's

Jun. 19, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists studying a family plagued by early-in-life Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their initial symptoms by five years. The finding points to novel ways of fighting the mind-robbing disease – if researchers can unravel how a...

Scientists studying a family plagued by early Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their symptoms

Jun. 19, 2024 17:04 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists studying a family plagued by early Alzheimer’s found some carry a genetic oddity that delays their symptoms.

Alzheimer's drug that can slow disease gets backing from FDA advisers

Jun. 10, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched Alzheimer's drug from Eli Lilly won the backing of federal health advisers on Monday, setting the stage for the treatment's expected approval for people with mild dementia caused by the brain-robbing disease. Food and Drug Administration advisers...

A gene long thought to just raise the risk for Alzheimer's may cause some cases

May. 06, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, researchers have identified a genetic form of late-in-life Alzheimer’s disease — in people who inherit two copies of a worrisome gene. Scientists have long known a gene called APOE4 is one of many things that can increase people’s risk...

It's the first drug shown to slow Alzheimer's. Why is is it off to a slow start?

Apr. 13, 2024 08:12 AM EDT

The first drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s disease hit the U.S. market over a year ago, but sales have lagged, major hospital systems have taken months to start using it and some insurers have rejected coverage. Doctors also expect some patients will hesitate to take Leqembi due to...