A study finds that survivors of most types of cancer appear to have a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s, particularly if they’ve been treated with chemotherapy.
Two new studies, one just presented at a major Alzheimer’s conference in Boston, suggest that chemotherapy lowers risk of the disease.
A protein thought to cause Alzheimer’s may turn out to be helpful against multiple sclerosis, new research from Stanford University suggests.
Some of the Alzheimer’s research you didn’t hear about this week may be most promising.
BOSTON — We follow up on our recent Alzheimer’s series by examining the expected dramatic increase in the number of patient cases, and what preparation and planning is being done.
BOSTON — Your thoughts on our Alzheimer’s series, “Fade To Darkness.”
Lynne and Patrick Scannell have sung and played music together throughout their marriage. When Patrick was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia three years ago, all of that began to change.
More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. But in reality, the disease touches three times as many people, in the form of 15 million unpaid caregivers. Today, we focus on them.
In 2009, at the age of 62, Ralph Hergert was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As a part of WBUR’s week-long series on the disease, we conclude our day in the life of Ralph and his wife Leslie.
BOSTON — Most of the 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for at home and almost 15 million Americans provide this unpaid care. The intense, round-the-clock care takes an economic, medical and emotional toll on Alzheimer’s caregivers.