Alzheimer’s Disease Leading Cause of Death Among Americans

Alzheimer’s Disease Leading Cause of Death Among Americans

Despite advancements in science, the National Institute of Health ranks Alzheimer’s Disease in sixth place among the leading causes of death among Americans in 2014. However, current research indicates that the disease has reached the third place ranking, behind heart disease and cancer. Due to its aggressive nature and correlation with the future development of dementia, scientists are working diligently to cure this […]

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Are Not the Same

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Are Not the Same

A common misconception is that Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are the same illness. Medical News Today (MNT) explains that Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes the brain to forget how to make the body function until the organs shut down. By contrast, dementia, as defined by MNT, is a collective term used to describe a variety of […]

Gene Variant ApoE-4 Possible Key Why More Women Get Alzheimer’s Than Men

Gene Variant ApoE-4 Possible Key Why More Women Get Alzheimer’s Than Men

Scientists had a long-standing assumption that a higher percentage of women than men get Alzheimer’s disease simply because they tend to live longer than men, but new research suggests that the loss of estrogen as women age, combined with some women having the gene variant ApoE-4, could be a possible key to the wide discrepancy […]