A monthly recap of the latest news about Alzheimer’s and dementia


Study of green tea and other molecules uncovers new therapeutic strategy for Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered how a molecule found in green tea breaks apart tangles of the protein tau, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more here.



Estimates of amyloid onset may predict Alzheimer’s progression

Determining how long beta-amyloid plaques have been building up in a person’s brain may help predict the course of their Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent NIA-funded research. Read more here.


Can Excessive Weight Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers at McGill University recently conducted groundbreaking research that uncovers obesity’s impact on our brains. Read more here.


Could Alzheimer’s be caused by an infection?

Research into the disease has focused on plaques in the brain. But some scientists think viruses and bacteria play a role – and their work is gaining ground. Read more here.