• What happens to your brain during Alzheimer's Disease?

    Track how nerve cells and the brain change from healthy to affected by mild and then severe Alzheimer's disease.
  • Brain Anatomy & Limbic System

    Learn more about which parts of the brain are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Fact Sheet

    Healthy Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

    A combination of social, mental, and physical stimulation is the best medicine for a healthy life. Even after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, stimulating activities should be continued and modified as needed. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are also important for Alzheimer’s patients. Here are a few ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which can help patients cope better with the impact of this disorder.

    April 5, 2016
  • Fact Sheet

    Alzheimer's Prevention: Nutrition & Lifestyle

    Alzheimer's disease is a complex disorder, for which there is currently no known prevention or cure. Although there is preliminary data to support the benefit of some interventions, nothing at this time has definitively been shown to prevent Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

    January 5, 2016
  • Fact Sheet

    Caregiver & Alzheimer's Support Groups

    In most cases, the primary caregiver of someone with Alzheimer's disease will be a loved one, a spouse, adult child, or close companion. View our comprehensive list of Alzheimer's disease support groups so you can get the support you need.

    January 5, 2016
  • Brain with Alzheimer's

    See the difference between a healthy brain and a brain affected by Alzheimer's.
  • Promising Science

    Alzheimer’s in a Petri Dish

    In what is being hailed a “game changer” for Alzheimer’s research, researchers Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, and Se Hoon Choi, PhD, both BrightFocus grantees, have done the impossible. Together with their colleagues, they have managed to grow human brain cells in a laboratory for use in Alzheimer’s testing.

    June 29, 2015
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    Promising Science

    Treating Alzheimer’s Before It Becomes Alzheimer’s

    Up until now, the best method scientists have had to fight Alzheimer’s has been using drugs to treat the symptoms of the disease after they start to show. But new research offers them new hopes for treatments to attack the disease sooner.

    June 29, 2015
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