New potential cause of Alzheimer's discovered

The exact causes of Alzheimer's disease are not known. There are a number of 'risk factors' that have been identified, but in many cases the exact link between these behaviours - such as smoking - and the condition is not known. Howeve... read more »

Alzheimer's drugs show promising results

A major positive breakthrough has been announced in Alzheimer's medication, although many commentators are urging caution. Two new drugs, known as aducanumab and solanezumab, have shown positive results in a trial and many people believe they ... read more »

ASI calls for more dementia-specific care homes

The Irish government published its 'Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal' on July 19th, and a number of organisations have published responses to it. One of these is the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland (ASI), which se... read more »

Gut worms could provide key to Alzheimer's treatment

There is currently no cure for dementia or its many related conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease. However, there has been a lot of research in this area, and a team of scientists from Duke University believes it has discovered a potential t... read more »

Genetic markers found for Alzheimer's

For a while now, it has been known that suffering from type 2 diabetes can put people at risk of developing dementia-related conditions - such as Alzheimer's disease - later in life. However, it has not been entirely clear why this is the case... read more »