IBM Using AI to Advance Huntington’s Disease Research

IBM is using artificial intelligence (AI) to map the human brain and help track the progression of Huntington disease, according to a blog post. Huntington’s disease is one of several neurodegenerative diseases that includes Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The disease is…

Nancy Reagan, Former First Lady, Dies in California at 94

Nancy Reagan died on Sunday at her home in L.A. at the age of 94. Her spokeswoman Joanne Drake, confirmed her passing. “Mrs. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her…

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked To Type 2 Diabetes?

Alzheimer’s disease has been linked with Type 2 Diabetes in a new study published by Neurology. The study suggests the possibility that people who suffer with Type 2 Diabetes may form more of the brain “tangles” associated with the onset…

Julianne Moore: ‘Still Alice’ Star Walks Red Carpet With Family

Julianne Moore, star of the newly released film Still Alice, walked the red carpet at an event in her honor at the Museum of the Moving Image, flanked by her husband and children. Moore plays a professor in the new…

Sharon Osbourne Fears Dying of Alzheimer’s Like Her Dad

Sharon Osbourne has long had a fear that she is just recently sharing with the media. She is terrified of dying of Alzheimer’s disease, the way her father did. Ozzy Osbourne’s wife lost her father, Don Arden, to the disease…

Glen Campbell To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Glen Campbell is set to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 5th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards on November 4 at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood. Campbell’s country music career has spanned nearly five decades and…

Seth Rogen Supports Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease With Hilarity For Charity

As a call to arms in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller recently held an event that raised more than $900,000 for the cause. Rogen and Miller staged the third annual Hilarity For Charity event…

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Pleads for Help Finding Missing Mother-in-Law

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is distraught over a missing relative, and he is asking for the public’s help in finding her. Sally Estabrook, the mother of Mustaine’s wife Pamela, has been missing since October 4. She has Alzheimer’s. Sally Estabrook…

Fish Oil Supplements Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that fish oil might be one of the most effective preventative measures against developing Alzheimer’s disease, for those who aren’t genetically inclined to develop the common form of dementia. There is presently no cure for Alzheimer’s;…

New Alzheimer’s Test Promising For Early Detection

Researchers have found that a simple eye exam could be critical in detecting Alzheimer’s Disease years, if not decades, before memory loss begins. Beta amyloids are proteins that look like bright dots and are typically found in the brain of…

Glen Campbell Will Never Perform Again

Kim Woolen, Glen Campbell’s wife, has revealed some shocking news about her husband. During a recent interview with PEOPLE, Kim explained that Glen will more than likely never be able to perform again. “He can’t even tune a guitar now.…

Glen Campbell Enters Alzheimer’s Facility

Glen Campbell has suffered from Alzheimer’s for about three years now, and last week the 78-year-old country music legend was transferred to an Alzheimer’s facility. Best known for his huge country hits including Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman, and Gentle On…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Just How Vulnerable Are You?

Americans are absolutely terrified of Alzheimer’s disease. A survey revealed it to be the illness that when surveyed, most Americans were afraid of developing. This disease is scarier than diabetes, heart disease, or even cancer. Why is Alzheimer’s so feared?…

Alzheimer’s Disease: Blood Test Foretells Illness

Medical researchers have designed an experimental blood test that can predict Alzheimer’s disease before it fully develops. The disease was detected through plasma phospholipids, which researchers said was more convenient in comparison to costly methods like spinal taps or PET scans. “They…

Cholesterol Linked To Alzheimers Disease?

A study being conducted on the onset of Alzheimer’s might be attributed to cholesterol. The study is showing risk factors connected to this heart damaging substance, has been observed in high levels in Alzheimer’s patients. “One of the important themes…

Alzheimer’s May Be Diagnosed Sooner with New Scan

According to CBS, researchers used a new imaging technique that they claim can spot physical brain changes in Alzheimer’s as they occur. Alzheimer’s causes brain changes that eventually lead to the loss of memories and abilities to perform everyday functions.…

Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Though there are many medical reasons why breastfeeding is widely recommended, researchers at the University of Cambridge have made an unlikely connection through a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that breastfeeding could be…

Vitamin B: Alzheimer’s Might Have Met Its Match

A new study published this week shows that vitamin B may be just the thing scientists have been looking for when it comes to Alzheimer’s patients. “Our work shows that a key part of the disease process that leads to…

Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process

New research has shown that a well-known inflammatory process could play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could lead to new research on a different way to combat the disease. “This finding represents an important new…

Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Restore Brain Cell Memory

A new study has shown that a drug intended to treat diabetes could restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrated that a drug named AC253, which never made it…