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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.
Dementia patients tend to wander and become lost

Dementia patients tend to wander and become lost

Now more of us can count on more time dodging the dementia bullet

Now more of us can count on more time dodging the dementia bullet

Neurologists identify new type of vertigo

Neurologists identify new type of vertigo

Tau mutations may serve as novel risk factor for cancer

Tau mutations may serve as novel risk factor for cancer

Small part of cellular protein that helps form long-term memories also drives neurodegeneration

Small part of cellular protein that helps form long-term memories also drives neurodegeneration

Study: Lifetime risks of developing Alzheimer's dementia vary by age, gender

Study: Lifetime risks of developing Alzheimer's dementia vary by age, gender

New tool predicts the lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s

New tool predicts the lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s

Are you and your primary care doc ready to talk about your DNA?

Are you and your primary care doc ready to talk about your DNA?

Study: Most people with preclinical signs of Alzheimer's disease may not develop dementia

Study: Most people with preclinical signs of Alzheimer's disease may not develop dementia

Novel drug prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated deep space radiation

Novel drug prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated deep space radiation

Combination of vascular risk and brain amyloid levels may accelerate age-related cognitive decline

Combination of vascular risk and brain amyloid levels may accelerate age-related cognitive decline

Microglia may play key role in slowing progression of prion diseases, research suggests

Microglia may play key role in slowing progression of prion diseases, research suggests

Cognitive decline in dementia is not reduced by high-intensity exercise

Cognitive decline in dementia is not reduced by high-intensity exercise

New study reveals the extent of brain damage due to elevated homocysteine

New study reveals the extent of brain damage due to elevated homocysteine

Study shows link between better diet quality and larger brain volume

Study shows link between better diet quality and larger brain volume

Researchers discover mutation that can protect against Alzheimer's disease in mice

Researchers discover mutation that can protect against Alzheimer's disease in mice

Researchers demonstrate new strategy for stimulating autophagy

Researchers demonstrate new strategy for stimulating autophagy

UCLA biologists transfer memory by injecting RNA from one marine snail to another

UCLA biologists transfer memory by injecting RNA from one marine snail to another

Researchers reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in flies by restoring epigenetic balance

Researchers reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in flies by restoring epigenetic balance

NIH researchers develop new tool to better understand brain disorders

NIH researchers develop new tool to better understand brain disorders