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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.
Research suggests contributory role of 'Asian glow' mutation and alcohol to Alzheimer’s

Research suggests contributory role of 'Asian glow' mutation and alcohol to Alzheimer’s

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

The health care promises we cannot keep

The health care promises we cannot keep

Taking long midday naps or sleeping nine or more hours at night may increase stroke risk

Taking long midday naps or sleeping nine or more hours at night may increase stroke risk

Experimental Alzheimer’s drugs show promise

Experimental Alzheimer’s drugs show promise

Genetic code doesn't dictate whether a person is guaranteed to develop Alzheimer's

Genetic code doesn't dictate whether a person is guaranteed to develop Alzheimer's

Study could help improve GENUS to become a therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease

Study could help improve GENUS to become a therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease

'Advance Care Specialist Program' expands to 170 nursing homes across the country

'Advance Care Specialist Program' expands to 170 nursing homes across the country

Rutgers expert shares holiday tips for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia

Rutgers expert shares holiday tips for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s and dementia

Proteins circulating in the blood could help predict people's age

Proteins circulating in the blood could help predict people's age

Drug used to treat Parkinson’s shows potential as a dementia treatment

Drug used to treat Parkinson’s shows potential as a dementia treatment

As his wife’s caregiver, a doctor discovers what’s missing at health care’s core

As his wife’s caregiver, a doctor discovers what’s missing at health care’s core

ADDF announces new awards through its Diagnostics Accelerator initiative

ADDF announces new awards through its Diagnostics Accelerator initiative

New study aims to understand surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer's

New study aims to understand surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer's

UC study highlights benefits of art intervention for people with dementia

UC study highlights benefits of art intervention for people with dementia

“Tic-Tac-Toe” tackles Alzheimer’s disease

“Tic-Tac-Toe” tackles Alzheimer’s disease

Failure in proteasome transportation system may cause neurodegenerative diseases

Failure in proteasome transportation system may cause neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers identify new drug target for treating neurological disorders

Researchers identify new drug target for treating neurological disorders

Alzheimer's may soon be treated with low dose radiation therapy

Alzheimer's may soon be treated with low dose radiation therapy