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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.
Amyloid plaque formation causes brain tissue loss in animals

Amyloid plaque formation causes brain tissue loss in animals

Researchers discover new biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers discover new biomarker for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

AGS commends Congress for prioritizing care for older adults in response to COVID-19

AGS commends Congress for prioritizing care for older adults in response to COVID-19

Exercise-carrousel reduces the burden of dementia patient's caregivers

Exercise-carrousel reduces the burden of dementia patient's caregivers

Scientists model human CMV-induced microcephaly using brain organoids

Scientists model human CMV-induced microcephaly using brain organoids

Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain

Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain

Insights into diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric brain cancer

Insights into diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric brain cancer

Study contradicts theory that daily aspirin prevents dementia symptoms

Study contradicts theory that daily aspirin prevents dementia symptoms

Novel imaging technique sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

Novel imaging technique sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

Researchers examine efficiency of non-invasive brain stimulation for memory improvement

Researchers examine efficiency of non-invasive brain stimulation for memory improvement

Study uncovers a new childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder

Study uncovers a new childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder

Researchers find key molecule that helps neurons maintain information in working memory

Researchers find key molecule that helps neurons maintain information in working memory

Viewpoint: Could infectious pathogens play a role in Alzheimer's disease?

Viewpoint: Could infectious pathogens play a role in Alzheimer's disease?

C-Path and Lundbeck join hands to improve scientific community's insight in Alzheimer's

C-Path and Lundbeck join hands to improve scientific community's insight in Alzheimer's

Immune mechanism in the brain appears to play key role in the development of Alzheimer's

Immune mechanism in the brain appears to play key role in the development of Alzheimer's

Novel Alzheimer's risk genes affect microglial response to amyloid-beta

Novel Alzheimer's risk genes affect microglial response to amyloid-beta

Antioxidant treatment in acute ischemic stroke could delay onset of clinically overt dementia

Antioxidant treatment in acute ischemic stroke could delay onset of clinically overt dementia

Technology effectively detects harsh side effect of breast cancer treatment

Technology effectively detects harsh side effect of breast cancer treatment

Alzheimer's and its helper protein

Alzheimer's and its helper protein

Administering specialized lipids prevents memory loss, inflammation in Down syndrome mouse model

Administering specialized lipids prevents memory loss, inflammation in Down syndrome mouse model