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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.
Researchers uncover mechanism that contributes to patterns of degeneration in AD

Researchers uncover mechanism that contributes to patterns of degeneration in AD

Brain astrocytes could play key role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease

Brain astrocytes could play key role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease

Discovery of natural molecule could lead to effective treatments for gum disease and atherosclerosis

Discovery of natural molecule could lead to effective treatments for gum disease and atherosclerosis

Virtual reality training may be effective alternative to standard therapy after stroke

Virtual reality training may be effective alternative to standard therapy after stroke

New drug shows promise in mouse model of autism disorder

New drug shows promise in mouse model of autism disorder

Taking a page from pharma’s playbook to fight the opioid crisis

Taking a page from pharma’s playbook to fight the opioid crisis

Scientists identify critical player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis

Scientists identify critical player in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis

Heart attack linked to increased risk of developing vascular dementia

Heart attack linked to increased risk of developing vascular dementia

Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTD

Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTD

Researchers find distinct molecular signatures in chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness

Researchers find distinct molecular signatures in chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness

New biomarker could lead to early detection of Alzheimer's disease

New biomarker could lead to early detection of Alzheimer's disease

OSA may put elderly people at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

OSA may put elderly people at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

RUDN chemists obtain unusual organic compounds that could be used in pharmaceutics

RUDN chemists obtain unusual organic compounds that could be used in pharmaceutics

Mushrooms have high amounts of antioxidants that may help with anti-aging treatments

Mushrooms have high amounts of antioxidants that may help with anti-aging treatments

Research suggests link between heart function and brain region critical for memory processing

Research suggests link between heart function and brain region critical for memory processing

Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

Early intervention may be crucial to successful treatment of Friedreich's ataxia

SBP researchers identify new protective function for brain protein genetically linked to Alzheimer's

SBP researchers identify new protective function for brain protein genetically linked to Alzheimer's

Study finds link between increased brain glucose levels and Alzheimer's

Study finds link between increased brain glucose levels and Alzheimer's

Popular Alzheimer's drug shows promise in clinical trials for treating patients with sickle cell disease

Popular Alzheimer's drug shows promise in clinical trials for treating patients with sickle cell disease

Researchers identify new neuroprotective factor that holds potential to help people with glaucoma

Researchers identify new neuroprotective factor that holds potential to help people with glaucoma