Alzheimer’s slow onset makes the devastating disease hard to track until it’s too late—but a spate of studies suggest diabetes and high blood sugar levels hint at a source.

A study of Colombia’s largest family with inherited early-onset Alzheimer’s may lead to important advances in prevention. Supported by the NIH, the first-of-its-kind study will test the drug crenezumab on family members who are high risk but currently healthy.  

New evidence of a possible link between exposure to air pollution and risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is provided by a University of Southern California study to be published in Transitional Psychiatry next week. The study reports that levels of air…

Could Alzheimer’s be caused by an infection? Boston researcher Robert Moir is investigating the controversial idea. In a series of studies, he and his colleagues have detailed how the protein that builds up on Alzheimer’s patients’ brains also protects mouse brains against…

Microscopic networks of neural cells known as “minibrains” can teach researchers about diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to Zika. The minibrains, which mimic the embryonic human brain, have allowed researchers Thomas Hartung, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public…

Our noses and eyes may reveal early signs of the most common type of dementia afflicting over 5 million Americans, according to research presented this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2016. 4 new studies represent "a positive step forward to…

Could infections, including those too mild to elicit symptoms, explain the origins of the plaques that pockmark the brains of people with Alzheimer’s?

Along with the emotional toll, caring for a loved one with dementia can lead to financial hardship as well. That’s partly because caregivers must also reduce their hours, or leave their job altogether, according to a report published today by the Alzheimer's Association.…

Former US first lady Nancy Reagan, who died at age 94 yesterday from congestive heart failure, leaves a legacy that extends past her well-known devotion to her husband, former President Ronald Reagan.