Alzheimer’s Disease

Call to Action Encourages Screenings for Abuse & Violence

Apr 10, 2012

The American Academy of Neurology has issued a position statement calling for clinicians to screen patients for abusive or violent treatment by family members, caregivers, and/or others. Available for...

An Innovative Model for Dementia Care

Sep 19, 2011

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that about 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Within this group, roughly eight of 10 people have dementia but live outside of nursing homes. Many...

Will a Drink a Day Keep Dementia Away?

Sep 12, 2011

Light to moderate drinking—be it of beer, wine, or spirits—seems to reduce the risk for dementia and cognitive decline, according to a study recently released in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treat...

The 63rd American Academy of Neurology's 2011 Annual Meeting

May 17, 2011

Highlights from the AAN 2011 Annual Meeting include the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive decline, using a cerebrospinal fluid test to determine MS onset of disability, an...

Key Points From New Alzheimer’s Guidelines

Apr 21, 2011

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been updated in the April 19 online issue of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheim...

The Diabetes Type 3 Enigma: Can Alzheimer’s Drug Help?

Mar 22, 2011

Diabetes Type 3—a “brain specific” disease—is far from understood and very much uncharted territory in the medical community. Diagnosis and treatment strategies remain in the early stages, and...