New artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify and help reduce UTIs, which are a common reason why people with dementia are hospitalized.
Researchers adapted a diagnostic test originally developed for prion diseases like mad cow disease to detect abnormal clusters of tau protein in the brain.
Researchers found that the excitatory neurons, or brain cells that are more likely to trigger an action, are more susceptible to a build-up of an abnormal tau protein that is believed to be linked to Alzheimer's.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans could one day be used to predict whether older adults will develop dementia, suggests a small study.
About 5 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed at age 65 or younger. Here’s what to know about the early-onset form of the illness.
If you think you may have mild cognitive impairment, but tests show otherwise, you may want to ask for further screening.
Informing patients that they have Alzheimer’s disease presents special challenges for the doctor, the patient, and the family.
Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H. highlights 10 changes in mental functioning that may signal Alzheimer's disease, such as difficulty completing tasks and confusion with place and time.
Named for the German physician who first identified it in 1906, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases.
While dementia is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, upward of 30 percent of patients with Parkinson’s do not develop dementia.