FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Why are two out of three people struck by Alzheimer's disease women?
That's the question that drove journalist and author Maria Shriver to start the Women's Alzheimer's Movement (WAM). The group is dedicated to raising awareness that women face a greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, and aims to fund women-based research for Alzheimer's disease.
MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Bleeding strokes are the deadliest type of stroke and the hardest to treat. What might make matters worse is having both diabetes and Alzheimer's disease versus either condition alone, new research shows.
The study looked at 2,071 adults in the Kentucky Appalachian Stroke Registry who had a hemorrhagic stroke. The researchers reviewed each patient's health records to look for a previous diagnosis of diabetes or Alzheimer's disease. They found 75% of those with both conditions had died or needed hospice or long-term care after their stroke compared to 39% with neither condition, 42% with diabetes alone, and 62% with Alzheimer's disease alone.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- Poor sleep has been linked to the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and now a new study suggests a possible reason why.
A small group of young, healthy men deprived of just one night of sleep had higher blood levels of tau protein than when they had a full and uninterrupted night of rest, researchers reported in a study published online Jan. 8 in Neurology.