Major Study Shows Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Alzheimer'sA healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.
FDA: 17 Dietary Supplement Sellers Warned To Stop Sale Of Illegal, 'Misbranded' Alzheimer's TreatmentsAmericans spend billions of dollars on dietary supplements that promise to treat, or stave off incurable memory destroying diseases like Azheimer's and dementia, but dozens of those products are being sold and marketed illegally, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Blood Test May Detect Alzheimer's In Patients 16 Years Before Symptoms AppearScientists have found a way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease in patients long before symptoms appear by measuring a protein found in brain and spinal cord fluid, and blood serum.
CDC: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia Cases To Double By 2060The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Alzheimer's Experts Call for Better Dementia DetectionToo few people with signs of mental decline are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says a panel of Alzheimer's disease experts.
Scientists Create 'Prosthetic Memories' In Groundbreaking Brain ResearchPeople who have difficulty remembering things or making new memories because of a stroke, brain injury or illness may one day benefit from the amazing results of a new study that helps patients make new memories.
S.F. Researchers Find Fix for Gene Linked to Alzheimer's DiseaseA research team in San Francisco has reportedly created a way to correct the harmful gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer's Disease.
Bay Area Baseball Prospect Brings Alzheimer's Awareness To MLBBraden Bishop has been on pins and needles working out all winter at a baseball gym near his home on the peninsula. The former St. Francis High School star has been preparing for his first spring training with the Seattle Mariners who selected him in the third round of the 2015 draft.
Blood Test Detects Proteins Linked To Alzheimer's DiseaseA team of scientists from Australia and Japan has developed a blood test to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease.
Could Blood Plasma Be The Fountain Of Youth?Blood has always been known as "the Gift of Life" and a growing number of Bay Area researchers are currently trying to isolate a factor in blood that may turn back the hands of time.
Researchers Investigate Cannabis Compounds to Treat DementiaThe number of people living with dementia worldwide is expected to triple in the next 50 years. Scientists are intrigued by the possibility that marijuana derivatives may slow dementia's advance.
49ers Legends Establish Fund To Care For Former Players In NeedSan Francisco 49ers legends are joining forces in an unprecedented effort to offer a hand-up to former teammates in need.
Plasma Seen As Possible Fountain Of Youth Treatment For Older PatientsBay Area scientists are working on a treatment for brain disease that involves injecting plasma from young subjects into older patients,
Chemical In Pot That Gets You High May Prevent Alzheimer's DiseaseThe same chemical in marijuana that causes people to get high may also protect their brains from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease.
Researcher Fights Patients' Early-Onset Alzheimer's Symptoms With Lifestyle MakeoverA number of patients suffering early Alzheimer's disease are participating in a promising experimental protocol which could, it's hoped, reverse some of the symptoms.