Category: Alzheimer's Disease

New Blood Test Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Appear

January 31st, 2024
Testing a person’s blood for a certain type of protein called phosphorylated tau or p-tau could be used to screen for Alzheimer’s disease with “high accuracy” even before symptoms begin to show, a new study suggests. Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease… more »

Visceral Belly Fat Associated With Alzheimer's Disease

November 29th, 2023
Having hidden belly fat in midlife is associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease, new research indicates. Visceral Belly Fat and Alzheimer's Disease Visceral abdominal fat is the fat surrounding the internal organs deep in the belly. Resea… more »

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 »