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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.
Positive CHMP opinion recognizes efficacy of Biogen’s SPINRAZA for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

Positive CHMP opinion recognizes efficacy of Biogen’s SPINRAZA for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Hockey players with multiple concussions may have other injuries in their brains, research reveals

Hockey players with multiple concussions may have other injuries in their brains, research reveals

Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia

Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests

Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds

Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds

Study finds link between circadian variations in body temperature and arousal in brain-injured patients

Study finds link between circadian variations in body temperature and arousal in brain-injured patients

Study shows evidence that old drug may provide relief for advanced Parkinson's disease patients

Study shows evidence that old drug may provide relief for advanced Parkinson's disease patients

SLU researchers make advances in understanding plaque-causing protein in neurological disorders

SLU researchers make advances in understanding plaque-causing protein in neurological disorders

Study paves way to develop noninvasive diagnostic test for colorectal cancer

Study paves way to develop noninvasive diagnostic test for colorectal cancer

Cannabidiol shows promise to reduce seizures for people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy

Cannabidiol shows promise to reduce seizures for people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy

Atomic resolution structure of key molecule may contribute to drug discovery for devastating conditions

Atomic resolution structure of key molecule may contribute to drug discovery for devastating conditions

Vascular risk factors increase risk of Alzheimer's disease in late-life, study reveals

Vascular risk factors increase risk of Alzheimer's disease in late-life, study reveals

Opportunities and risks of direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests

Opportunities and risks of direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests

Obesity and being underweight linked to increased risk for migraine

Obesity and being underweight linked to increased risk for migraine

Gladstone scientists discover common mechanism that links neurodegeneration in young and old

Gladstone scientists discover common mechanism that links neurodegeneration in young and old

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers explore patient adherence, tolerability to class of Alzheimer's drugs

Researchers explore patient adherence, tolerability to class of Alzheimer's drugs