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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.
Machine learning can be a modern approach in cognitive brain health assessment

Machine learning can be a modern approach in cognitive brain health assessment

UAB scientists identify new target for drug intervention in Alzheimer's disease

UAB scientists identify new target for drug intervention in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop simple blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers develop simple blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease

Sex plays major role in Alzheimer's disease risk

Sex plays major role in Alzheimer's disease risk

Researchers identify missing link between amyloid plaques and tau tangles in Alzheimer's

Researchers identify missing link between amyloid plaques and tau tangles in Alzheimer's

Researchers find new physical evidence in the brain for types of schizophrenia

Researchers find new physical evidence in the brain for types of schizophrenia

Researchers discover early biomarker for degenerative neurologic disease

Researchers discover early biomarker for degenerative neurologic disease

New blood test could potentially diagnose Alzheimers even before symptoms appear

New blood test could potentially diagnose Alzheimers even before symptoms appear

Largest study finds CTE in 6% of athletes and non-athletes

Largest study finds CTE in 6% of athletes and non-athletes

New swine model helps scientists to better understand human brain

New swine model helps scientists to better understand human brain

People with family history of Alzheimer's do not perform as well as their peers

People with family history of Alzheimer's do not perform as well as their peers

McMaster researchers map toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's

McMaster researchers map toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's

Study shows risk of sudden death may apply even to people with well-controlled epilepsy

Study shows risk of sudden death may apply even to people with well-controlled epilepsy

Researchers propose new model for studying age-related cognitive decline

Researchers propose new model for studying age-related cognitive decline

Antioxidant protecting the brain linked to deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's

Antioxidant protecting the brain linked to deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's

Canadian Institutes of Health Research and partners fund CCNA's second phase

Canadian Institutes of Health Research and partners fund CCNA's second phase

Blood pressure drug appears to be helpful for people with Alzheimer's disease

Blood pressure drug appears to be helpful for people with Alzheimer's disease

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Study shows marked impairment of moral emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia

Study shows marked impairment of moral emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia

'Food for special medical purposes' can benefit patients with earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease

'Food for special medical purposes' can benefit patients with earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease