Fitness Tracking Tech Could Be the New Best Way to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia seen in the elderly, is increasingly becoming a global healthcare challenge. There is still no cure, and therapies that slow symptom progression require early diagnosis to be effective. Now, an interdisciplinary team of German researchers has found that simple… » 10/07/13 6:00pm 10/07/13 6:00pm

New Blood Test Could Definitively Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

We're all painfully aware that there isn't a cure for Alzheimer's. There isn't even a reliable way to diagnose it. But a new blood test, the first of its kind, indicates that we can hold out hope for a surefire diagnosis, one that might catch the disease earlier than the current battery of brain scans and cognitive… » 7/29/13 6:56pm 7/29/13 6:56pm

Goddammit, We Still Can't Cure Alzheimer's Disease

Last summer, a promising trial of a new antibody treatment was shown to totally stop cognitive decline in four Alzheimer's patients over the course of three years, giving researchers hope that the disease could be slowed or even cured. This year, it was expanded into a double blind placebo test and administered to… » 5/08/13 7:24pm 5/08/13 7:24pm