New Alzheimer’s diagnoses more common among seniors who have had Covid-19, study finds

The study does not show that Covid-19 causes Alzheimer’s, but it adds to the growing body of research drawing links between coronavirus infection and cognitive function. “​​In the Alzheimer’s disease…

Games system offers ‘purposeful play’ for those with dementia: Alzheimer’s Q&A | Entertainment/Life

What is the Tovertafel system? The Tovertafel, (or “magic table” in Dutch), is an innovative care tool consisting of a high-quality projector, infrared sensors, a speaker, and a processor with…

The fight against Alzheimer’s: Where are we now?

“It was the summer of ’86. I was 27 years old,” Tanzi recalls. “I remember thinking that for the first time since Dr. Alois Alzheimer described amyloid in 1906, we…

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease

The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and women. But researchers did not find an association between…

Trial of New Alzheimer’s Drug Reports Disappointing Results

A closely watched clinical trial of a potential Alzheimer’s drug failed to prevent or slow cognitive decline, another disappointment in the long and challenging effort to find solutions for the…

Alzheimer’s Q&A: New understanding phase brings enlightenment to caregivers | Entertainment/Life

What is the caregiving phase of “new understanding?” The next caregiving phase, “new understanding,” compares to arriving at the destination, i.e., an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and journey, in which the caregiver…

Biogen C.E.O. to Step Down Following Launch of Alzheimer’s Drug, Aduhelm

Biogen said on Tuesday that it would replace its chief executive and effectively give up on marketing a high-profile Alzheimer’s drug that has been a commercial failure since its controversial…

Scientists Question Data Behind an Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

“There’s just no possibility, no rational way this could happen,” he said. Elisabeth Bik, a leading expert in image manipulation, became aware of the company last summer after short sellers…

Alzheimer’s Disease Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here is a look at Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that leads to loss of memory and other intellectual abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form…

Inside a Campaign to Get Medicare Coverage for a New Alzheimer’s Drug

In the interview, Mr. Johns echoed these explanations. Asked if association officials had communicated with Biogen since Medicare’s proposal, he said, “I think probably some of our folks have had…