amyloid-plaques

One night of interrupted sleep increases levels of ‘brain plaque’ linked with Alzheimer’s

Just one night of disrupted sleep in healthy adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with…

Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness: amyloidosis was the bullet he could not dodge

When Martin McGuinness announced in January that he was standing down from politics because of his health, few people were…

22 Mar 2017

Hyped-up Alzheimer’s drug: too early to tell if this really is a breakthrough

An early trial of an Alzheimer’s drug suggests it may benefit patients in the earliest stages of the disease. The…

Sorry, a weekly curry won’t prevent dementia

A weekly curry could prevent dementia, according to recent headlines. Sadly the evidence isn’t there yet — but it is…

Sleeping well may protect against Alzheimer’s

People who get too little sleep may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in…

Diet can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s. But not the way that headlines claim

Sales of maple syrup are sure to rise after a study at the University of Rhode Island suggested the sugary…

21 Mar 2016