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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with AD, symptoms first appear after age 60. AD is the most common cause of dementia among older people, but it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia refers to a decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily life and activities. AD starts in a region of the brain that affects recent memory, then gradually spreads to other parts of the brain. Although treatment can slow the progression of AD and help manage its symptoms in some people, currently there is no cure for this devastating disease.
New gene linked to Tau pathology

New gene linked to Tau pathology

Research findings could open new avenue to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Research findings could open new avenue to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's disease

Study: Unsaturated fatty acid metabolism associated with progression of Alzheimer's disease

Study: Unsaturated fatty acid metabolism associated with progression of Alzheimer's disease

Changes in the vascular system could play role in initiating Alzheimer’s disease

Changes in the vascular system could play role in initiating Alzheimer’s disease

Insulin resistance linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance

Insulin resistance linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance

Supplemental use of vitamin E and selenium did not forestall dementia, study finds

Supplemental use of vitamin E and selenium did not forestall dementia, study finds

Syngene's G:BOX Chemi XX6 used to help identify biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease

Syngene's G:BOX Chemi XX6 used to help identify biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease

Regular consumption of tea lowers risk of cognitive impairment in older adults, NUS study finds

Regular consumption of tea lowers risk of cognitive impairment in older adults, NUS study finds

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children

CUMC researchers discover common genetic variant that impacts brain aging

CUMC researchers discover common genetic variant that impacts brain aging

Scientists develop first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults preserve thinking, memory skills

Scientists develop first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults preserve thinking, memory skills

Researchers uncover mechanism that may help prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease

Researchers uncover mechanism that may help prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease

New report highlights increasing cost of caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementia

New report highlights increasing cost of caring for people with Alzheimer's and dementia

Researchers produce images that predate formation of beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers produce images that predate formation of beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Study finds link between tooth loss and elevated risk of dementia

Study finds link between tooth loss and elevated risk of dementia

Gentle sound stimulation enhances deep sleep, memory in older adults

Gentle sound stimulation enhances deep sleep, memory in older adults

IU study reveals new compounds with potential to boost enzyme that could protect against dementia

IU study reveals new compounds with potential to boost enzyme that could protect against dementia

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes to increase risk for severe brain disorders

Study provides better understanding of MS patients at higher risk of getting worse

Study provides better understanding of MS patients at higher risk of getting worse