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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.
People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

First in-car study of rush hour pollution finds alarming results

Alzheimer’s drug may be promising treatment for traumatic brain injury

Alzheimer’s drug may be promising treatment for traumatic brain injury

Researchers explore how physical exercise affects brain metabolism

Researchers explore how physical exercise affects brain metabolism

Merck, Pfizer and Corning join forces to modernize pharmaceutical glass packaging

Merck, Pfizer and Corning join forces to modernize pharmaceutical glass packaging

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

Blood-based screening test can detect key Alzheimer's marker

Blood-based screening test can detect key Alzheimer's marker

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Researchers find increased bacterial populations in Alzheimer's brains

Researchers find increased bacterial populations in Alzheimer's brains

Researchers develop simple method for capturing proteins implicated in Alzheimer's, other conditions

Researchers develop simple method for capturing proteins implicated in Alzheimer's, other conditions

Researchers spot two genes that influence person's risk of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers spot two genes that influence person's risk of Alzheimer's disease

Urgent hospitalizations linked to increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults

Urgent hospitalizations linked to increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults

Combining care program with drug reduces damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease

Combining care program with drug reduces damaging effects of Alzheimer's disease

Inhibition of cell receptors clears toxic proteins, cuts inflammation and improves cognition in animal models

Inhibition of cell receptors clears toxic proteins, cuts inflammation and improves cognition in animal models

ASU-TGen researchers find source of altered ANK1 gene expression linked to Alzheimer's disease

ASU-TGen researchers find source of altered ANK1 gene expression linked to Alzheimer's disease

Dementia researchers to receive £1.9 million funding for brain imaging project

Dementia researchers to receive £1.9 million funding for brain imaging project

Researchers study molecular mechanisms responsible for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers study molecular mechanisms responsible for Alzheimer's disease

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

New study examines high school principals' perceptions about concussion

New study examines high school principals' perceptions about concussion