amyloid plaques

One night of interrupted sleep increases levels of ‘brain plaque’ linked with Alzheimer’s

Just one night of disrupted sleep in healthy adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with…

Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness: amyloidosis was the bullet he could not dodge

When Martin McGuinness announced in January that he was standing down from politics because of his health, few people were…

Hyped-up Alzheimer’s drug: too early to tell if this really is a breakthrough

An early trial of an Alzheimer’s drug suggests it may benefit patients in the earliest stages of the disease. The…

Sorry, a weekly curry won’t prevent dementia

A weekly curry could prevent dementia, according to recent headlines. Sadly the evidence isn’t there yet — but it is…

Sleeping well may protect against Alzheimer’s

People who get too little sleep may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in…

Diet can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s. But not the way that headlines claim

Sales of maple syrup are sure to rise after a study at the University of Rhode Island suggested the sugary…