Alzheimer’s Sufferer Joe Kapp Will Donate Brain for Dementia Research
Former quarterback Joe Kapp led the Minnesota Vikings to their first Super Bowl ever back in 1970, but now the 77-year-old is suffering from the most common form of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease. Shortly before this year’s Super Bowl, Kapp reveal... Read More
Alzheimer’s Diet Plan: Foods to Eat and Avoid
Alzheimer’s disease currently affects around five million people within the U.S. over the age of 65—thankfully, the ultimate Alzheimer’s diet plan includes a helpful list of foods to eat and foods to avoid. An Alzheimer’s diet plan is... Read More
Fat “Droplets” in Brain Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
A new study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell suggests that an abnormal buildup of fat droplets in the brain may be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease or could speed up its development. The researchers first noticed the fat droplets near stem c... Read More
Brain’s Ability to Clear Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein Reduces with Age
New research published in the Annals of Neurology suggests that the brain’s ability to clear away a toxic protein fragment called amyloid beta 42, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, is reduced in older people. The study’s senior author, Ra... Read More
Exercise Can Improve Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Three new studies presented at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) suggest that physical exercise may be an effective form of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In the first study, researchers assesse... Read More