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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.
Researchers demonstrate multicolor 3D imaging of live mouse using compact Compton camera

Researchers demonstrate multicolor 3D imaging of live mouse using compact Compton camera

UT Southwestern research shows potential of new DNA vaccine in preventing Alzheimer’s disease

UT Southwestern research shows potential of new DNA vaccine in preventing Alzheimer’s disease

Study uncovers new genes linked to intelligence

Study uncovers new genes linked to intelligence

Scientists provide fundamental insights into odor localization mechanism

Scientists provide fundamental insights into odor localization mechanism

Exercise therapy found to have positive effects for patients with chronic diseases

Exercise therapy found to have positive effects for patients with chronic diseases

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Researchers visualize precise mechanisms of calcium-dependent kinase during synaptic plasticity

Researchers visualize precise mechanisms of calcium-dependent kinase during synaptic plasticity

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Study findings reveal racial and ethnic disparities in access to neurologic health care

Newly identified biomarkers could help predict cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease patients

Newly identified biomarkers could help predict cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease patients

WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiology

WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiology

Small molecules in saliva show potential for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Small molecules in saliva show potential for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

‘Disease in a dish’ model pinpoints how defects in blood-brain barrier can cause psychomotor disorder

‘Disease in a dish’ model pinpoints how defects in blood-brain barrier can cause psychomotor disorder

Research findings could potentially improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Research findings could potentially improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists use AHDS patients’ cells to recreate disease and mimic blood-brain barrier

Scientists use AHDS patients’ cells to recreate disease and mimic blood-brain barrier

Novel app that predicts manic, depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder wins grand prize

Novel app that predicts manic, depressive episodes in people with bipolar disorder wins grand prize

Physical activity can help prevent, manage Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Physical activity can help prevent, manage Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Researchers measure spread of tau protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients

Researchers measure spread of tau protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients

JAX researcher awarded federal grant for genomic studies of healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease

JAX researcher awarded federal grant for genomic studies of healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease

Scientists discover potential brain imaging predictor for early dementia

Scientists discover potential brain imaging predictor for early dementia

Elevated levels of specific protein linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke among women

Elevated levels of specific protein linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke among women