Alzheimer’s begins before symptoms appear

Alzheimer’s disease begins destroying the brain years before mental deterioration is detected, a new study suggests. This finding means there could be twice the number of people with the neurodegenerative disease in the United States — and worldwide — as currently believed. Cognitively normal individuals who had elevated levels of a toxic brain protein called […]

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 www.alzfdn.org. 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 […]