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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.
Researchers lament the unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer disease

Researchers lament the unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer disease

New super-resolution 'nanoscope' provides insight into progression of Alzheimer's disease

New super-resolution 'nanoscope' provides insight into progression of Alzheimer's disease

Insight into causes, types and treatment of aphasia

Insight into causes, types and treatment of aphasia

New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis

New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis

Researchers seek to understand role of APOE mutation in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers seek to understand role of APOE mutation in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers uncover how cells invite corrupted proteins inside

Researchers uncover how cells invite corrupted proteins inside

Neurogenesis underlies the brain's capacity for new memories

Neurogenesis underlies the brain's capacity for new memories

Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression after concussion

Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression after concussion

Novel therapeutic approach alleviates ALS-related muscular atrophy in mouse models

Novel therapeutic approach alleviates ALS-related muscular atrophy in mouse models

Scientists support viability of potential way to reduce Alzheimer's disease risk

Scientists support viability of potential way to reduce Alzheimer's disease risk

New biosensor could enable early non-invasive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease through magnetic resonance imaging

New biosensor could enable early non-invasive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease through magnetic resonance imaging

Repeated testing produces 'practice effect' that obscures true cognitive decline

Repeated testing produces 'practice effect' that obscures true cognitive decline

Study: Higher blood pressure in older people could lead to brain disease and Alzheimer's

Study: Higher blood pressure in older people could lead to brain disease and Alzheimer's

Soccer headers more likely to have balance problems

Soccer headers more likely to have balance problems

Scientists discover ‘Big Bang’ of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists discover ‘Big Bang’ of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop personalized 'Therapeutic Intervention Fingerprint'

Researchers develop personalized 'Therapeutic Intervention Fingerprint'

Breakthrough in building computers to mimic brain's neural networks

Breakthrough in building computers to mimic brain's neural networks

Study: Vitamin D unlikely to protect individuals from brain-related disorders

Study: Vitamin D unlikely to protect individuals from brain-related disorders

Study finds common risk gene for both job-related exhaustion in shift workers and Alzheimer's

Study finds common risk gene for both job-related exhaustion in shift workers and Alzheimer's

Study finds mechanism by which amyloid beta protects the brain from herpes infection

Study finds mechanism by which amyloid beta protects the brain from herpes infection