Brain Deterioration in Alzheimer’s Disease Despite Plaque Removal

News release from The Alzheimer’s Research Trust -18 July 2008 British researchers have shown that drug vaccination can remove amyloid plaques from the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, but unexpectedly found this did not slow down the disease. The five-year study, funded by the Alzheimer’s Research Trust and published…

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Prevention a Step Closer

Scientists at the University of Southampton, funded by the UK’s leading dementia research charity, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, are a step closer to understanding why proteins such as ‘amyloid’ clog-up the brain in Alzheimer’s disease.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs and Alzheimer’s Disease

It has been widely reported that drugs that lower cholesterol may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The role of cholesterol in Alzheimer’s disease is attracting increasing attention from researchers and there are conflicting messages coming form a great deal of reports. Despite the fact that wide-spread opinion about high…