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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.
Regular exercise may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

New AAN guidelines includes recommendations for treatment of migraine in children, teens

New AAN guidelines includes recommendations for treatment of migraine in children, teens

New research reveals how our brain remembers the order of events

New research reveals how our brain remembers the order of events

Study investigates association between migraine diagnoses and dementia

Study investigates association between migraine diagnoses and dementia

Nanotechnology could boost stem cell transplantation research

Nanotechnology could boost stem cell transplantation research

Alzheimer’s disease risk gene is involved in synaptic transmission

Alzheimer’s disease risk gene is involved in synaptic transmission

Beta amyloid structure mapped in new Alzheimer’s research

Beta amyloid structure mapped in new Alzheimer’s research

Tissue model of Alzheimer's mimics beta-amyloid's effects on blood-brain barrier

Tissue model of Alzheimer's mimics beta-amyloid's effects on blood-brain barrier

Researchers identify alternate chemistry that could account for Alzheimer's pathologies

Researchers identify alternate chemistry that could account for Alzheimer's pathologies

Engineers develop tissue model that mimics beta-amyloid's effects on blood-brain barrier

Engineers develop tissue model that mimics beta-amyloid's effects on blood-brain barrier

Alzheimer's disease attacks brain regions responsible for wakefulness

Alzheimer's disease attacks brain regions responsible for wakefulness

Excessive daytime sleeping could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Excessive daytime sleeping could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Regular, moderate exercise appears to prevent development of physical signs of Alzheimer's

Regular, moderate exercise appears to prevent development of physical signs of Alzheimer's

Depression symptoms together with AD pathology could trigger changes in memory and thinking

Depression symptoms together with AD pathology could trigger changes in memory and thinking

Researchers identify direct toxic action of beta-amyloid in the brain

Researchers identify direct toxic action of beta-amyloid in the brain

Strong free-electron lasers can be used to break down amyloid protein aggregates

Strong free-electron lasers can be used to break down amyloid protein aggregates

New Zealand study shows positive effect of music and dance on older adults with dementia

New Zealand study shows positive effect of music and dance on older adults with dementia

Insulin affects the brain in more ways than previously believed

Insulin affects the brain in more ways than previously believed

New initiative launched to support development and application of psychology research

New initiative launched to support development and application of psychology research

APOE gene variant may be protective and prolong life, finds study

APOE gene variant may be protective and prolong life, finds study