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17 Jul, 2019, 20:45 BST AAIC® 2019 Highlights New Research Showing Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Environmental and Genetic Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles suggests adopting multiple healthy lifestyle...


15 Jul, 2019, 17:30 BST Advances In The Global Search For Blood Markers For Alzheimer's Disease And Other Dementias

Significant advances in the global search for blood test technologies for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias were reported at the Alzheimer's...


14 Jul, 2019, 19:40 BST Lifestyle Interventions Provide Maximum Memory Benefit When Combined; And May Offset Elevated Alzheimer's Risk Due To Genetics, Pollution

New research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles suggests healthy lifestyle choices —...


20 Jul, 2017, 05:01 BST International Conference® 2017 Focus On Lifestyle, Risk Reduction, Improved Diagnosis And Early Detection

New research results presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) deepen our understanding of the risk factors...


20 Jul, 2017, 05:01 BST The Lancet Commission: One Third of Dementia May Be Preventable

In a report presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2017 (AAIC 2017) in London, The Lancet International Commission...


19 Jul, 2017, 08:00 BST Alzheimer's Association Launches $20 Million Lifestyle Intervention Trial In The U.S. To Prevent Cognitive Decline

The Alzheimer's Association today announced the launch of a $20 million U.S. two-year clinical trial to test the ability of a multi-dimensional...


23 Jul, 2015, 16:30 BST New Reports From The Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2015

Exciting new research results presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2015 (AAIC® 2015) cover a wide range of Alzheimer's...


16 Jul, 2014, 07:30 BST New Reports From The Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2014 Show Progress In Early Detection, Identifying Risk Factors, And Treatment Trial Updates

New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen cover the spectrum of Alzheimer's...


13 Jul, 2014, 07:30 BST Smell And Eye Tests Show Potential To Detect Alzheimer's Early

A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye...


19 Jun, 2014, 05:01 BST Nearly 60% Of People Worldwide Incorrectly Believe That Alzheimer's Disease Is A Typical Part Of Aging

Alzheimer's is a fatal, progressive disease impacting at least 44 million people worldwide yet it is widely misunderstood. According to an...


11 Dec, 2013, 21:13 GMT G8 Countries Collectively Agree To Goals Including Mirroring The U.S. National Alzheimer's Plan To Find A Cure And Treat Dementia By 2025

Alzheimer's Association® President and CEO Harry Johns presented and participated in the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit hosted by the United Kingdom,...


17 Jul, 2013, 18:30 BST New Research Advances From The Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013

New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston cover the spectrum of Alzheimer's disease...


15 Jul, 2013, 22:00 BST Most Online Tests For Alzheimer's Disease Fail On Scientific Validity, Reliability And Ethical Factors

An expert panel found that 16 freely accessible online tests for Alzheimer's disease scored poorly on scales of overall scientific validity,...


15 Jul, 2013, 13:30 BST Cancer And Chemotherapy Linked With Decreased Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease In Veterans

Most kinds of cancer are associated with a significantly decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of 3.5 million veterans reported ...


18 Jul, 2012, 16:30 BST Newly Reported Research Advances From The Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012

New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2012 (AAIC® 2012), July 14-19, in Vancouver cover the spectrum of...


18 Jul, 2012, 08:01 BST Late-life Binge Drinking And Other Patterns Of Alcohol Use May Increase Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Light to moderate alcohol consumption has generally been considered to have some health benefits, including possibly reducing risk of cognitive...


15 Jul, 2012, 16:30 BST New Research Indicates Gait Changes Could Signal Increased Risk For Cognitive Impairment

Gait disturbances – such as a slowing of walking pace or a more variable stride – could indicate a decline in cognitive function, according to new...


20 Jul, 2011, 11:01 BST Alzheimer's Association Welcomes President Nicolas Sarkozy to International Conference

Today French President Nicolas Sarkozy will address the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011), the premier annual forum...


20 Jul, 2011, 09:30 BST Research Advances from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011

- New Reports Highlight Advances in Early Detection and Global Collaborations - - French President Sarkozy Addresses Researchers on National...


20 Jul, 2011, 06:30 BST International Survey Reveals Attitudes Towards Alzheimer's Diagnosis and Treatment

- Alzheimer's Disease Feared Second Only to Cancer - - Majority Would Seek A Diagnosis to Explain Memory Loss and Confusion - A survey reported today ...