Entries by Matt Huentelman, Ph.D. • Neurocientist • Human Genetics Researcher

How is Alzheimer’s Diagnosed: Tests for Alzheimer’s Dementia

If there is no single test that can recognize Alzheimer’s, how is Alzheimer’s diagnosed? Is there a way to self-assess memory? Can the peanut butter test help diagnose it? Why is Alzheimer’s disease so difficult to diagnose? How is Alzheimer’s diagnosed and how reliable are the different tests? Which specialist can give you the answers […]


How to Improve Brain Health and (Hopefully) Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Six steps we can all take to improve brain health that may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Have you ever wondered why some of your friends seem to have better memory than you do? Have you noticed that you seem to be better at remembering certain things but maybe not others? Maybe you’re […]

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High Blood Pressure and your Brain Health

It’s not only your heart. High blood pressure increases the risk for brain aging, memory problems, cognitive dec and even Alzheimer’s disease. Keep reading! High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition in the U.S. population. Would you like to know how high blood pressure causes memory problems and affects your brain health? And […]