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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.
Scientists have reversed memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists have reversed memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists find bacterial extracellular vesicles in human blood

Scientists find bacterial extracellular vesicles in human blood

Blood marker could aid in early prediction of Alzheimer's progression

Blood marker could aid in early prediction of Alzheimer's progression

Simple blood test reliably detects signs of Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms

Simple blood test reliably detects signs of Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms

Unexpected connection found between feeding and memory centers of the brain

Unexpected connection found between feeding and memory centers of the brain

Blood test detects brain damage linked to Alzheimer’s years before symptoms develop

Blood test detects brain damage linked to Alzheimer’s years before symptoms develop

Antiepileptic drug use by people with Alzheimer's disease linked to accumulation of hospital days

Antiepileptic drug use by people with Alzheimer's disease linked to accumulation of hospital days

Signs of memory loss could point to hearing issues

Signs of memory loss could point to hearing issues

MPFI researchers identify synaptic logic for connections between two brain hemispheres

MPFI researchers identify synaptic logic for connections between two brain hemispheres

Scientists reveal new mechanism that could lead to specific treatment of strokes and seizures

Scientists reveal new mechanism that could lead to specific treatment of strokes and seizures

Researchers get close to developing elusive blood test for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers get close to developing elusive blood test for Alzheimer's disease

Scientists design two AI algorithms to improve early detection of cognitive impairment

Scientists design two AI algorithms to improve early detection of cognitive impairment

Blood vessels can now be created perfectly in a petri dish

Blood vessels can now be created perfectly in a petri dish

Research brings new hope to treating degenerative brain diseases

Research brings new hope to treating degenerative brain diseases

The cytoskeleton of neurons found to play role in Alzheimer's disease

The cytoskeleton of neurons found to play role in Alzheimer's disease

Smoking significantly increases your biological age, study shows

Smoking significantly increases your biological age, study shows

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Mutant mice administered with cocaine failed to exhibit hyperactivity, shows study

Neurobiologists uncover key component of how the human brain marks time

Neurobiologists uncover key component of how the human brain marks time

Hospitalizations may be major risk factor for increased cognitive decline in older adults

Hospitalizations may be major risk factor for increased cognitive decline in older adults

Regenstrief scientist visits CMS to create access to better care for Americans with dementia

Regenstrief scientist visits CMS to create access to better care for Americans with dementia