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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.
Subtle differences in cognitive performance predict progression to Alzheimer's pathology

Subtle differences in cognitive performance predict progression to Alzheimer's pathology

UIC researchers discover unique organ-specific signatures for endothelial cells

UIC researchers discover unique organ-specific signatures for endothelial cells

Neuronal necrosis occurs much earlier in Alzheimer’s disease progression than previously thought

Neuronal necrosis occurs much earlier in Alzheimer’s disease progression than previously thought

Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk

Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk

Bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia, study reveals

Bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia, study reveals

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

A happy and positive partner will make you healthier

A happy and positive partner will make you healthier

Poor neuronal connectivity between two brain regions may be predictive of Alzheimer's risk

Poor neuronal connectivity between two brain regions may be predictive of Alzheimer's risk

Bacterial DNA promotes tau protein misfolding and aggregation, study shows

Bacterial DNA promotes tau protein misfolding and aggregation, study shows

Accumulated brain protein affects genes in Alzheimer's disease

Accumulated brain protein affects genes in Alzheimer's disease

Macrophages migrate from the blood to attack brain tissue shortly after stroke

Macrophages migrate from the blood to attack brain tissue shortly after stroke

New multiplexed electrical biosensor for accurate detection of Alzheimer's disease

New multiplexed electrical biosensor for accurate detection of Alzheimer's disease

Non-invasive method for early identification of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia

Non-invasive method for early identification of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia

Researchers culture human blood-brain barrier on a chip

Researchers culture human blood-brain barrier on a chip

Clinical trial of two investigational drugs for rare, inherited Alzheimer's yields disappointing results

Clinical trial of two investigational drugs for rare, inherited Alzheimer's yields disappointing results

Researchers simulate leaky gut conditions using 3D models of human intestines

Researchers simulate leaky gut conditions using 3D models of human intestines

Researchers receive federal grant to evaluate potential imaging biomarker for Alzheimer's

Researchers receive federal grant to evaluate potential imaging biomarker for Alzheimer's

New technology distinguishes between two progressive neurodegenerative diseases

New technology distinguishes between two progressive neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists identify gene as potential therapeutic target for dementia in people with Parkinson's

Scientists identify gene as potential therapeutic target for dementia in people with Parkinson's

Research highlights the benefits of physical activity for older adults

Research highlights the benefits of physical activity for older adults