Alzheimer’s Disease - Health Newstrack

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a neurologic disease characterized by loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lasting at least six months, and not present from birth. AD usually occurs in old age, and is marked by a decline in cognitive functions such as remembering, reasoning, and planning.

Saliva may hold the keys to understanding a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, even among those who don’t yet have memory and thinking problems associated with the disease. Knowing…





A history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer’s-associated plaques in the brain, revealed by researchers in Neurology,…


Buphenyl, an FDA-approved medication for hyperammonemia, may protect memory and prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Hyperammonemia is a life-threatening condition that can affect patients at any age. It…

Although several pharmaceutical companies in US have experienced setbacks with Alzheimer’s compounds, Merck & Co., Inc. hopes to defy the odds with plans to take a Alzheimer pill into…


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