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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.
Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could accelerate cognitive decline for some patients

Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could accelerate cognitive decline for some patients

New humanized model enables better characterization of Alzheimer's pathology

New humanized model enables better characterization of Alzheimer's pathology

Study: Epilepsy patients want physicians to share information about rare risk of death

Study: Epilepsy patients want physicians to share information about rare risk of death

Self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game can remotely detect MCI, study shows

Self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game can remotely detect MCI, study shows

Researchers develop free mobile app to help dementia patients and their families

Researchers develop free mobile app to help dementia patients and their families

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Studies do not provide clear information on benefits of cognitive training in dementia patients

Studies do not provide clear information on benefits of cognitive training in dementia patients

New study to learn about risk factors for Alzheimer's disease in older Latino adults

New study to learn about risk factors for Alzheimer's disease in older Latino adults

Researchers reveal how the brain retrieves memories linked to fearful experiences

Researchers reveal how the brain retrieves memories linked to fearful experiences

Former NFL players may not experience motor function problems from repeated head injuries, study finds

Former NFL players may not experience motor function problems from repeated head injuries, study finds

Disappointing Merck drug news provides new blueprint for moving towards cure for Alzheimer's

Disappointing Merck drug news provides new blueprint for moving towards cure for Alzheimer's

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

Researchers develop new Artificial Intelligence technique for diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop new Artificial Intelligence technique for diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Postmenopausal hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years linked to lower dementia risk

Postmenopausal hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years linked to lower dementia risk

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Hormone therapy may not protect women from Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

Brain SPECT imaging can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, new report reveals

Brain SPECT imaging can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, new report reveals

Scientists identify how imbalance of calcium in mitochondria may contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists identify how imbalance of calcium in mitochondria may contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers unlock specific mechanisms behind Aβ-induced cytoxicity in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers unlock specific mechanisms behind Aβ-induced cytoxicity in Alzheimer's disease

Children of parents affected with C9orf72 mutations more likely to have FTD and ALS at younger age

Children of parents affected with C9orf72 mutations more likely to have FTD and ALS at younger age

Researchers identify link between neuronal proteins and frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Researchers identify link between neuronal proteins and frontotemporal lobar degeneration