Widowhood Exacerbates Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

MedicalResearch.com Interview with Dr Nancy Donovan

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: Prior research has shown that widowed older adults are more likely to experience cognitive decline than those who are married. However, there have been no prior studies of widowhood as a risk factor for cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of severe […]

The Search for an Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

The search for an antibody that could strike at the core of the disease

In a first-of-its kind trial, researchers are testing a drug they hope will stop Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks before damage begins. Neurologist Reisa Sperling is one of the country’s top medical minds and for her, Alzheimer’s is very personal. “My grandfather developed symptoms when I was applying to medical school, and it definitely influenced […]