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Many treatments that target beta-amyloid protein are experimental for Alzheimer's

April 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

These beta-amyloid plaques are the focus of many experimental treatments that researchers are currently developing. 

Government, scientists want to redefine Alzheimer's to improve research

April 11, 2018  | 

In the U.S., about 5.7 million have Alzheimer’s under its current definition, which is based on memory problems and other symptoms. 

Iowa City seeks volunteers for Alzheimer's study

April 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Volunteers in Iowa are needed to take part in the third phase of a long-running study on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Research director Dr. Michael Weiner says volunteers will be visiting the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

Scientists remove Alzheimer's-associated amyloid brain plaque in mice

March 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheon goes public to fund Alzheimer's drug

March 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Alzheon is turning to the public markets to finance a new round of testing for its experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug.

Childhood brain function can showcase Alzheimer's risk

March 12, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The possibility of a neurodevelopmental origin opens opportunities for research on Alzheimer's disease prevention, risk detection, and pathogenesis, according Giovanni Salum, MD, PhD. 

National Institute on Aging seeks volunteers, ideas

March 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

We are currently seeking public comment for feedback on the ideas generated by the working groups. We’re also soliciting new ideas, aiming to fill gaps.

Blood tests may show varying dementia risks years before diagnosis

March 8, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, is co-leader and senior author on research announced March 6 that identifies novel biomarkers of risk for future...

FDA updates standards, improves ability for Alzheimer's research

March 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

A loose standard in place since the 1990s required clinical trials to show that a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease improved patients’ cognition and function.

Keep aerobic exercise in mind when it comes to Alzheimer's

March 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Cardiovascular exercise training may help slow the decline in brain function seen in Alzheimer’s patients, a new review of past research suggests.

Rhode Island government currently revising Alzheimer's plans

February 27, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Lt. Governor Dan McKee is gearing up Rhode Island’s fight against the skyrocketing incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, called by some as one of the ‘biggest epidemics in medical history.’

University of Virginia Professor to receive Alzheimer's Association grant

February 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

This funding will support research critical to developing more-effective strategies for detecting, treating, and preventing Alzheimer’s.


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