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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.
Scientists reveal differences between human and murine microglia used in degenerative disease research

Scientists reveal differences between human and murine microglia used in degenerative disease research

New ultra lightweight device for neural recording in mice could transform brain disorder research

New ultra lightweight device for neural recording in mice could transform brain disorder research

High-definition eye scan could reveal crucial warning signs of Alzheimer's disease

High-definition eye scan could reveal crucial warning signs of Alzheimer's disease

Study shows feasibility of noninvasive retinal imaging for screening people at risk of AD

Study shows feasibility of noninvasive retinal imaging for screening people at risk of AD

Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease

Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease

Families incur largest financial burden linked to dementia care

Families incur largest financial burden linked to dementia care

Researchers discover new brain area involved in spatial memory and navigation

Researchers discover new brain area involved in spatial memory and navigation

Scientists identify basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in ALS

Scientists identify basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in ALS

Simple odor identification tests may help track progression of Alzheimer's disease

Simple odor identification tests may help track progression of Alzheimer's disease

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Emory scientists use new tools to detect granulins for the first time inside cells

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Dementia and low brain serotonin may be linked: Study finds

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Positive effects of ‘superfoods’ on people’s health

Positive effects of ‘superfoods’ on people’s health

Feinstein researcher awarded NIH grant to better understand genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease

Feinstein researcher awarded NIH grant to better understand genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop new technique to locate pathogenic mutations in dark, non-coding genome

Researchers develop new technique to locate pathogenic mutations in dark, non-coding genome

Study finds decline in stroke rates for men but not women

Study finds decline in stroke rates for men but not women

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

Antidepressant use linked to higher risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Antidepressant use linked to higher risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

New device uses AI algorithm to monitor sleep with radio waves

New device uses AI algorithm to monitor sleep with radio waves