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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.
Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults

Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults

Air pollution appears to be linked to increased risk of developing dementia

Air pollution appears to be linked to increased risk of developing dementia

First evaluation of benefits, harms of Alzheimer's screening for family members of older adults

First evaluation of benefits, harms of Alzheimer's screening for family members of older adults

Alzheimer’s diagnosis might become simpler with new brain imaging method

Alzheimer’s diagnosis might become simpler with new brain imaging method

Air pollution increases risk of dementia

Air pollution increases risk of dementia

Research finds physical connection between the brain's fluid reservoirs and meningeal lymphatics

Research finds physical connection between the brain's fluid reservoirs and meningeal lymphatics

Amyloid β protein makes comeback as therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease

Amyloid β protein makes comeback as therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease

Hospitalization after antibiotic initiation found to be higher for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Hospitalization after antibiotic initiation found to be higher for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Lymphatic vessels surrounding the brain play crucial role in multiple sclerosis, research suggests

Lymphatic vessels surrounding the brain play crucial role in multiple sclerosis, research suggests

Researchers study if brain regions activated after negative facial stimulus are activated in people with MCI

Researchers study if brain regions activated after negative facial stimulus are activated in people with MCI

Dietary fiber may delay memory loss, brain inflammation during old age

Dietary fiber may delay memory loss, brain inflammation during old age

New research on molecular mechanistic understanding of drug delivery and drug delivery systems

New research on molecular mechanistic understanding of drug delivery and drug delivery systems

Penn receives NIH grant to create Center for Sub-Cellular Genomics

Penn receives NIH grant to create Center for Sub-Cellular Genomics

Study opens up new possibilities for designing novel medicines

Study opens up new possibilities for designing novel medicines

Artificial anti-oxidant is up to 100 times more powerful than nature's best

Artificial anti-oxidant is up to 100 times more powerful than nature's best

Molecule produced during fasting appears to have anti-aging effects on vascular system

Molecule produced during fasting appears to have anti-aging effects on vascular system

Scientists develop blood test that can detect person’s risk for secondary heart attack

Scientists develop blood test that can detect person’s risk for secondary heart attack

Study finds that cues can have different effects on neural representations

Study finds that cues can have different effects on neural representations

Transcranial direct current stimulation may help aphasia patients recover use of language

Transcranial direct current stimulation may help aphasia patients recover use of language

Alzheimer’s risk gene may play role in neurological effects of air pollution in children

Alzheimer’s risk gene may play role in neurological effects of air pollution in children