African Americans seem to be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease than white Americans. But why?

Myriad causes have been proposed for “nodding syndrome,” a deadly condition that has plagued children in war-torn areas of East Africa, bringing on progressive seizures and cognitive issues. Now, the first published study of victims’ brains links the condition to…

Having more than one child, early onset of menstruation, and/or late onset of menopause are all associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's, research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago indicates.  

Women make up the majority of the 50 million dementia cases worldwide, and researchers are doubling down to investigate the gender-specific elements of the disease. Womens’ longer lifespans are a factor, but research shows that a slew of other female-specific risk factors…

Breathing disorders that disrupt sleep may contribute to developing Alzheimer’s, according to new studies. Presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London on Tuesday, 3 studies from Wheaton College researchers found connections between disorders…

The dramatic increase in cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s in Argentina signals an explosion of the disease in Latin America in the coming decades. Argentine health officials estimate that there are at least 500,000 cases of Alzheimer’s in the country, noting that the…