Researchers at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston asked 200 healthy volunteers to report concerns about their own memory and then received a brain scan looking for buildup of amyloid plaque, a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Those most anxious about their memory also had the highest levels
(Reuters) - Canadian biopharmaceutical company Transition Therapeutics said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted a fast-track status to its Alzheimer's drug, sending its U.S.-listed shares up 33 percent in post-market trading. Full story
Research to be presented at the Alzheimer’s Association’s international conference in Boston this week could help family doctors recognize and identify the symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer’s. TODAY’s Maria Shriver reports on how early detection has helped one woman struggling with the illness.
Frontotemporal dementia affects a different area of the brain than Alzheimer’s, destroying the frontal lobes and spurring big personality changes. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.
Banker White talks to The Cycle hosts about his new film “The Genius of Marian” and what prompted him to document his family’s personal struggle with Alzheimer’s.
A new study is underway involving drugs that may prevent Alzheimer’s. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.
Sam Wong, associate professor at Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute, Partha Mitra, Professor of Biomathematics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Laura Flanders, host and founder of GritTV.org, and Doctor Jonathan Metzl, professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt university, join Melissa Harris-Perry to t
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 25: Actor Samuel L. Jackson speaks onstage during the Second Annual Hilarity For Charity benefiting The Alzheimer's Association at the Avalon on April 25, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Patients with Alzheimer's and dementia are seen during a therapy session inside the Alzheimer foundation in Mexico City April 19, 2012. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
Monica Briceno makes herself up in her apartment before learning that her eviction has been postponed in Madrid April 5, 2013. Briceno is a 70 year-old separated woman living on a pension of 364.90 euros ($475) and suffering from Alzheimer's disease. She has an advanced cognitive impairment and an e
Monica Briceno stands in her apartment before learning that her eviction has been postponed in Madrid April 5, 2013. Briceno is a 70 year-old separated woman living on a pension of 364.90 euros ($475) and suffering from Alzheimer's disease. She has an advanced cognitive impairment and an eviction fr