Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person’s memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities. As Alzheimer’s progresses, individuals may also experience changes in personality and behavior, such as anxiety, suspiciousness or agitation, as well as delusions or hallucinations.
In late stages of the disease, individuals need help with dressing, personal hygiene, eating and other basic...Read more
It has been an interesting couple of weeks in the field of Alzheimer's disease. On one hand, there are some dire predictions about the... Read more »
In my previous blog, I wrote about an encouraging study of a drug called Dimebon. This drug, if approved, may help people with Alzheimer's... Read more »
In my most recent blog, I reviewed the concepts of phase 1, phase 2 and phase 3 research trials and briefly summarized the results from a... Read more »
The International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease (ICAD) will be held in Chicago on July 26-31. Generally regarded as the premiere... Read more »
There are several Alzheimer's treatments, but no Alzheimer's disease cure. One main component of Alzheimer's treatment is ensuring patient safety.... Read more »
How does the brain work? What happens to the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease? Visit Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour on the... Read more »