AFA awards grant to Stony Brook Medicine to improve drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is awarding $206,184 over the next three years to Stony Brook Medicine to support an innovative Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging research project that will compare neurons from healthy controls and those with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to improve drug development. By gaining a better understanding of exactly […]

Lighting intervention improves sleep and mood for Alzheimer’s patients

A tailored lighting intervention in nursing homes can positively impact sleep, mood and behavior for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to preliminary findings from a new study. People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may experience sleep problems, wandering, and associated daytime irritability. This study tested whether a tailored daytime lighting intervention could improve sleep […]

Lighting intervention can positively impact sleep, behavior for Alzheimer’s patients

A tailored lighting intervention in nursing homes can positively impact sleep, mood and behavior for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to preliminary findings from a new study. People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may experience sleep problems, wandering, and associated daytime irritability. This study tested whether a tailored daytime lighting intervention could improve sleep […]

Scientists uncover the role of the ApoE gene in Alzheimer’s Disease

A study conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has identified why the ApoE4 gene increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Image Credit: Andrii Vodolazhskyi / Shutterstock Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is a class of proteins involved in the metabolism of fats, including cholesterol. ApoE surrounds fats to form lipoproteins, which facilitates the transport of […]