Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Feature Archive

Delirium, Dementia, and the Aging Brain: Searching for Answers

Delirium, Dementia, and the Aging Brain: Searching for Answers

Although existing management strategies for delirium are limited in effectiveness, researchers are hopeful that improvements in prevention strategies for delirium may be achieved by gaining a better understanding of the role of cognitive and brain reserve.

Learning From the Failed Solanezumab Trial: An Interview With Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD

Learning From the Failed Solanezumab Trial: An Interview With Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD

Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD, discusses the implications of the failed solanezumab trial.

Sundowning: Phenomenology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment Approaches

Sundowning: Phenomenology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment Approaches

Sundowning is a complex multifactorial condition that has eluded rigorous understanding of its pathophysiological causes.

Could Alzheimer's Disease be Caused by Infections?

Could Alzheimer's Disease be Caused by Infections?

Although inconclusive, late-onset Alzheimer's Disease could be triggered by infectious pathogens.

The Power of Music in Alleviating Dementia Symptoms

The Power of Music in Alleviating Dementia Symptoms

In one study, a singing intervention improved working memory among patients with mild dementia and helped to preserve executive function and orientation.

Night Program Treats Alzheimer's Patients With Altered Sleep Cycles

Night Program Treats Alzheimer's Patients With Altered Sleep Cycles

The RiverSpring at Night program treats Alzheimer's patients with sleep problems in a drug-free environment with nighttime activities.

Examining the Connection Between Herpes and Alzheimer's Disease

Examining the Connection Between Herpes and Alzheimer's Disease

Growing evidence indicates that herpes simplex virus 1 may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's.

Treating Sleep Disorders in Alzheimer's Patients

Treating Sleep Disorders in Alzheimer's Patients

Nonpharmacologic interventions should be used first before medication to promote sleep is considered.

Impaired Smell May Help Predict Dementia

Impaired Smell May Help Predict Dementia

Recent studies have indicated that many people who report olfactory impairments are eventually diagnosed with dementia.

Biomarkers For Early Alzheimer's Disease Detection

Biomarkers For Early Alzheimer's Disease Detection

Cerebrospinal fluid, neuroimaging techniques, and blood and skin peripheral tissues may hold the answers to recognizing Alzheimer's disease earlier.

Integrated Approach Best for Alzheimer's-Associated Agitation

Integrated Approach Best for Alzheimer's-Associated Agitation

Nonpharmacologic management with multidisciplinary teams warranted due to lack of effective pharmacologic options.

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