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


Study: Live Near a Public Park? It Could Improve Your Cognitive Health

A new study shows that more exposure to green spaces is associated with greater cognition, highlighting our environment’s influence on brain health. Read more here.


Amyloid structure linked to different types of Alzheimer’s disease

Cutting edge imaging shows that the amyloid fibers in plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, have different molecular structures. Read more here.


I’m too young to have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, right?

If you’re in your 80s or 70s and you’ve noticed that you’re having some memory loss, it might be reasonable to be concerned that you could be developing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. But what if you’re in your 60s, 50s, or 40s… surely those ages would be too young for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, right? Read more here.


Study: These 8 Things Could Prevent 1/3 of Alzheimer’s Cases

Scientists pinpoint the eight key lifestyle factors that drive Alzheimer’s risk. Obesity, exercise, and education top the list. Read more here.


Study Uncovers A New Way To Think About Alzheimer’s Disease

Cells throughout the body naturally accumulate DNA mutations as we age. With Alzheimer’s disease, mutations occur in brain cells at a much faster rate than normal. Thanks to a recent study from researchers at Brigham Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital we may be one step closer to understanding why this happens. Read more here.


Brain scans may offer early clues of future frailty risk

Physical frailty is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia and other neurologic disorders, but few studies have examined the neurobiological changes that underlie frailty and frailty risk. This research team studied the association of cerebral white matter structure with current and future frailty. Read more here.


Blood lipids involved with the protective effect of an Alzheimer’s disease gene suggest new targets for prevention

New research finds that certain types of lipids in the blood play a role in how the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene influences Alzheimer’s disease risk. Read more here.