Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Associations

Alzheimer’s Disease – Genetics and Life Style Factors


According to the National Institute on Aging, ” In a very few families, people develop Alzheimer’s disease in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Many of these people have a mutation, or permanent change, in one of three genes that they … Continue reading

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How is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed?


According to the National Institute on Aging, “Alzheimer’s disease can be definitively diagnosed only after death by linking clinical course with an examination of brain tissue and pathology in an autopsy. But doctors now have several methods and tools to … Continue reading

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How is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated?


How is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated? According to the National Institute on Aging, ”Alzheimer’s disease is a complex disease, and no single “magic bullet” is likely to prevent or cure it. That’s why current treatments focus on several different aspects, including helping people maintain … Continue reading

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease


Slowing, Delaying, or Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease According to the National Institute on Aging, “Alzheimer’s disease research has developed to a point where scientists can look beyond treating symptoms to think about addressing the underlying disease process.” In ongoing clinical trials, … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Support


Supporting Families and Caregivers According to the National Institute on Aging, “Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can have high physical, emotional, and financial costs. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles, and difficult decisions about placement in a care … Continue reading

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Advancing Our Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease


Advancing Our Understanding According to the National Institute on Aging, “Thirty years ago, we knew very little about Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, scientists have made many important advances. Research supported by NIA and other organizations has expanded knowledge of brain … Continue reading

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