Scientists do not know what causes Alzheimers disease. It may be a combination of various genetic and environmental factors that trigger the process in which brain nerve cells are destroyed.
Genetics certainly plays a role in early-onset Alzheimer's, a rare form of the disease that usually runs in families. Scientists are also investigating genetic targets for late-onset Alzheimer's, which is the more common form. At this time, only one gene, apolipoprotein E (ApoE) has been...Read more
According to an international study last year from the Harvard School of Public Health, Alzheimer’s disease was the second biggest... Read more »
I hope everyone had a pleasant Labor Day, and has had a wonderful summer. I'll be finishing the summer's blogs with some more good news... Read more »
Research published in Nature Genetics this month (April 2011), carried out by British and U.S. scientists, has identified 5 new gene loci... Read more »
Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative cause of dementia in the elderly population that involves a breakdown of normal... Read more »
Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person’s memory and ability to learn, reason, make... Read more »