Scientists Say Ingredient Common In Microwave Popcorn Could Be Linked To Alzheimer's

Scientists Say Ingredient Common In Microwave Popcorn Could Be Linked To Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s has proved a mysterious disease for researchers who have been trying to pinpoint what can cause it, and how it can be deterred. Researchers now think they’ve got another insight into what could cause Alzheimer’s after studying an ingredient called diacetyl, a flavoring often used to make microwave popcorn smell and test buttery. [More]

Drinking Booze Could Help Guard Against Dementia

Drinking Booze Could Help Guard Against Dementia

Pour grandma a pint and give Uncle Teddy his martini back! A new study says moderate drinking of alcohol over the age of 75 could help prevent the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. [More]

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Don't Cut Risk Of Dementia After All

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Don't Cut Risk Of Dementia After All

The latest study of people who take large amounts of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) indicates that, contrary to what earlier studies suggested, they don’t seem to cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. In fact, it’s just the opposite: “During the study, 476 people developed dementia, and heavy NSAID users had a 66% higher risk of developing the condition than those with low or no use.”

Big Brother Watches Your Grandma

Good Morning America ran a clip about how we’re using technology to keep tabs on Alzheimer’s patients. Verichip is a small barcode you inject into an old person that contains all their medical history.