Alzheimer’s disease likely not caused by low body mass index

A new large-scale genetic study found that low body mass index (BMI) is likely not a causal risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, as earlier research had suggested, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. “Although prior studies found an association between Alzheimer’s disease and low BMI, the […]

Alzheimer’s: The disease that could bankrupt Medicare

Every 66 seconds this year, an American will develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association annual report, released Tuesday. By the year 2050, that number is expected to double to one every 33 seconds. Those startling statistics are mirrored worldwide. In 2016, the World Alzheimer’s Report estimated that 47 million people around the globe […]

Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips: Strategies for Success

Educate yourself about the disease. A variety of valuable information around Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses can be found on our website at Support groups, educational workshops, and utilizing community resources and professionals will also increase your knowledge of the disease and what to expect. Build your skills. Key skills for any care partner includes communication, understanding […]

Researchers Find Link Between Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease

Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s. The results led them to conclude that Alzheimer’s may be a systemic disease or a metastatic disorder leading to heart and possibly multi organ failure, according to a report in MedPage Today. “Alzheimer’s disease and heart […]