Bill Gates says he's giving US$50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation.
Sea Quest Hero is more than just the usual computer game in which players find their way through mazes, shoot and chase creatures -- it also doubles as scientists' latest tool for studying Alzheimer's disease.
There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world.
A study suggests that changes to your speech may indicate you're developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's deaths in hospitals and nursing homes or other long-term care facilities shrank from more than 80 per cent to 60 per cent over 15 years in the U.S., meaning more patients are dying at home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.