alzheimers

Doctors newly define another type of dementia

Doctors have newly outlined a type of dementia that could be more common than Alzheimer's among the oldest adults, according to a report published Tuesday in the journal Brain.

FDA targets illegally marketed dietary supplements

The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday.

Researchers study why women bear Alzheimer's burden

At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago this week, researchers are exploring biological and social differences that might explain why more women than men develop Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

Bill Gates jump-starts research for affordable Alzheimer's test

Besides a cure, what do those afraid of Alzheimer's disease need most? According to entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates, a key need is a "reliable, affordable, and accessible" diagnostic test. To jump-start that research, Gates announced today that he has joined a coalition of philanthropists who are investing $30 million to create a venture fund called Diagnostics Accelerator.