While you have dodged a health care bullet so far, the odds are you will need substantial health care in your later years.
By Philip Moeller
A human protein -- called CyP40 -- can untangle the neurodegenerative clumps that characterize Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a new study.
By Roni Dengler
This week marks the 153rd birthday of Alois Alzheimer, the German psychiatrist who is often credited for first describing the clinical and micro-anatomic features of a brain disease that steals the memories of millions of people each year.
By Dr. Howard Markel
What does it feel like to be diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Pam Montana and Chris Hannafan offer their Brief but Spectacular takes on what it means to live with the disease and how their worlds have changed.
By PBS NewsHour
By Jonathan Gertler, STAT
The next wave of regenerative medicine research is tackling enormous health care issues: AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and heart disease, among others.
By Karen Weintraub, Scientific American
Aducanumab, a new drug that some researchers are calling the most promising yet in the fight against Alzheimer’s, suggests it is possible to clear the brain of the amyloid protein, a characteristic of the disease.
By PBS NewsHour
More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, a degenerative brain disease, and it is also the fifth leading cause of death for people over 65 years old in the U.S. A new study suggests it may stem from the…
By Corinne Segal
Writing poems helped Beth Copeland understand more about her father's experience with Alzheimer's disease.
According to Robin Williams’ widow, an autopsy has revealed that the comedian suffered from Lewy body dementia before he committed suicide. Susan Schneider Williams described the battle to treat and understand her late husband's symptoms as a game of Whac-A-Mole.
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