In a major win for Alzheimer’s research, an inexpensive blood test appears to identify the disease just as well as pricier and more invasive methods—and it could be available in 2–3 years, the 

The Americans most at risk for developing Alzheimer’s/dementia may be trying “useless” prevention methods. Poor health conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes are linked to higher risks. Many respondents reported trying prevention methods like supplements or…

For decades, a woman in Medellín, Colombia sidestepped the dementia that was an early death sentence for generations of her family, The New York Times 

Another study adds to evidence of a link between strong anticholinergic drugs and greater dementia risk, CNN reports. Anticholinergics are often prescribed to fight anxiety, depression and pain, or purchased over the counter to tackle allergies or sleep problems.

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…

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.

In a special issue edited by Carol Brayne of the University of Cambridge and Bruce L. Miller of the University of California, San Francisco, open-access journal PLOS Medicine investigates dementia and its effects on people across the lifespan and around the globe.  

Deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s have more than doubled since 2000, pushing the diseases up the WHO’s rank of the 10 top causes of death. While advancements in drugs have pushed HIV/AIDS down the list, pharmaceutical companies are failing to produce treatments to slow…

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…

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.…