Alzheimer's Disease

Are statins a key to preventing Alzheimer's disease?

Regular use of statins is associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer's, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Neurology on Monday. Statins are a class of drugs used to reduce low-density lipoprotein, LDL cholesterol, within the body. The drug works by inhibiting the enzyme involved in the body's ability to produce LDL cholesterol.

Dementia vaccine may be just years away, Flinders University researcher believes

Researchers from South Australia's Flinders University have been working with US counterparts at the Institute of Molecular Medicine and University of California to develop the vaccine, which targets proteins in the brain that block neurons.

According to Alzheimer's Australia there are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia and without a medical breakthrough that number is expected to rise to almost 900,000 by 2050.

Researchers Suggest Blue LED Lights to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

The technique to suppress build up of beta-amyloid plaques which are known to cause Alzheimer's disease was tested on fruit flies.