Imagine if Alzheimer’s disease could be spotted in the earliest stages, long before memory loss sets in, with a simple urine test. Researchers think it might be possible after discovering that mice with Alzheimer's disease have a unique odour to their urine.
A Michigan man with Alzheimer’s disease says he just wants his friends to visit, talk and joke like they normally would. Alan Beamer, 66, explained in a tearful video posted to Facebook Sunday that people don’t visit him often enough and treat him differently when they do.
Life doesn't end when Alzheimer's begins. That's the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada wants people to remember, as it launches a new social media campaign aimed at reducing the stigma associated with the disease.
A new study published last week has suggested that a component in everyday aspirin may be effective in helping treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Three studies (American, Danish and Canadian), presented simultaneously at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), indicate that physical exercise may help people live better with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia.