Category: Alzheimer's Disease

Study Finds Brain Cells of Alzheimer’s Patients Have More Genetic Mutations

May 4th, 2022
  Genetic mutations build up faster in the brain cells of Alzheimer’s disease patients than other people, new research reveals.   New Study   DNA errors called somatic mutations can occur in brain cells as people age. The authors of the study comp… more »

New Blood Test can Help Identify Those at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

December 1st, 2021
  A new blood test may be more than 80 percent accurate at identifying people at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, a study found.   Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease   The test called PrecivityAD identifies those with elevated levels of the… more »

Certain Vaccines May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

August 7th, 2020
  The flu and pneumonia shot may reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to two separate abstracts presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.   Vaccinations Could Help Reduce Development of… more »

Could Young, Healthy Plasma Help Alzheimer’s Patients?

November 15th, 2017
Can fresh, healthy blood potentially reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease? Reversing Damage from Alzheimer’s A team at Stanford University found that infusions of plasma from healthy young men didn’t hurt the 18 Alzheimer’s patients who received… more »

Health in the News: Dementia

March 8th, 2017
David Cassidy, the 66 year old singer and actor who played the role of Keith Partridge in the TV show “The Partridge Family,” has told the public that he is battling dementia.  What is Dementia? Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental abili… more »