Women make up 72 per cent of Alzheimer’s patients in Canada and nearly the same percentage give up years of their lives as family caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Society says as it launches a new awareness campaign.
By the time Alzheimer’s symptoms rear their head, brain degeneration is often irreparable. But while the disease has no cure, simple eye tests and smell tests could be used to catch the risks early, according to new research.
Can old drugs provide new hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease? While most drugs developed to treat the disease have proven unsuccessful, research suggests some existing, tried-and-true medications used to treat high blood pressure may offer some protection.
Alzheimer’s disease may contribute to nearly as many deaths as heart disease and cancer, according to a new study, which found that deaths from the disease in the United States were much higher than reported.