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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.
‘Sushi-like’ nanodiscs provide structural snapshots of misfolding proteins

‘Sushi-like’ nanodiscs provide structural snapshots of misfolding proteins

Researchers win NIH grants for Alzheimer's research on Amish resilience and rapid onset

Researchers win NIH grants for Alzheimer's research on Amish resilience and rapid onset

Terror survivors have increased risk of frequent migraine, tension headaches

Terror survivors have increased risk of frequent migraine, tension headaches

Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age

Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age

New scientific yardstick released to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease

New scientific yardstick released to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Isolation during holidays can impact health of seniors

Isolation during holidays can impact health of seniors

NIH expected to award up to $70 million to launch Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium

NIH expected to award up to $70 million to launch Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium

Butler Hospital launches international Alzheimer's disease prevention study

Butler Hospital launches international Alzheimer's disease prevention study

Canola oil linked to worsening of Alzheimer’s

Canola oil linked to worsening of Alzheimer’s

Study estimates number of Americans with preclinical Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment

Study estimates number of Americans with preclinical Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment

Study links canola oil consumption with worsened memory, learning ability in Alzheimer's

Study links canola oil consumption with worsened memory, learning ability in Alzheimer's

Higher educational attainment associated with lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

Higher educational attainment associated with lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

Healthy diet may be linked to less disability, fewer symptoms for people with MS

Healthy diet may be linked to less disability, fewer symptoms for people with MS

New compound targets APOE gene to reduce Alzheimer's damage in mice

New compound targets APOE gene to reduce Alzheimer's damage in mice

Some 3D video games benefit older adults' brains

Some 3D video games benefit older adults' brains

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve pathology of Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve pathology of Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Reducing mitochondrial protein in cardiac muscle cells initiates heart failure

Reducing mitochondrial protein in cardiac muscle cells initiates heart failure

New small-molecule drug restores brain function, memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

New small-molecule drug restores brain function, memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Drug that stimulates neuron pruning promotes goal-directed behavior in mice

Drug that stimulates neuron pruning promotes goal-directed behavior in mice