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Saliva Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, November 22, 2016—A new saliva test developed by Aurin Bitech could serve as a diagnostic marker for Alzheimer’s disease, according to new findings published the Journal of Alzheimers Dis…

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Launches Expanded Brain Health and Dementia Prevention Website

Thursday, October 27, 2016—The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has relaunched, its brain health and dementia prevention website. Specifically, the site offers ra…

Tramiprosate Shows Gene-Dose Effect in Alzheimer’s Patients with APOE4

Tuesday, October 25, 2016—New phase 3 findings suggest that the investigational amyloid-targeted agent tramiprosate may particularly effective for patients with ε4 alleles of apolipoprotein E (…

The Cognitive Consequences Of Alcohol Use

Ronald Devere, MD

October 2016—In my experience as director of an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and memory disorders center, it appears that an increasing number of my cognitively impaired patients are dri…

Study Spotlight: Clarifying the Link Between Sleep Disturbance and Cognitive Decline

October 2016—A Q&A with Alberto Rafael Ramos, MD and Clinton Wright, MD

In-Focus: Catching Up to Alzheimer's Disease

July/August 2016—Amyloid-β Peptide May Protect Against Microbial Infection Recent data suggest that amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) may play a protective role in innate immunity and t…

A Primer in Neuropsychological Assessment for Dementia

Katya Rascovsky, PhD

July/August 2016—Neuropsychological assessments can be extremely useful in the detection, diagnosis, and management of dementia syndromes.

Busy Alzheimer’s Pipeline Offers Hope for Significant Treatment Advances

With Howard Fillit, MD

July/August 2016—One expert explains why Alzheimer’s research and therapeutics are poised for major gains over the next decade.


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