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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.
Desipramine and L-cycloserine together reduce ceramide levels in the retina and enhance vision

Desipramine and L-cycloserine together reduce ceramide levels in the retina and enhance vision

Following heart-healthy lifestyle behaviors can support good brain health

Following heart-healthy lifestyle behaviors can support good brain health

Ancillary costs associated with use of Alzheimer's drug aducanumab could add pressure on Medicare

Ancillary costs associated with use of Alzheimer's drug aducanumab could add pressure on Medicare

Research shows how a young healthy brain can successfully multitask while walking

Research shows how a young healthy brain can successfully multitask while walking

Africa’s shortfall in neurologists needs to be addressed to help people with brain disorders

Africa’s shortfall in neurologists needs to be addressed to help people with brain disorders

Tau mapping offers potential treatment targets and biomarkers for dementia and Alzheimer disease

Tau mapping offers potential treatment targets and biomarkers for dementia and Alzheimer disease

Researchers uncover new findings about the role of tau in neurodegenerative disease

Researchers uncover new findings about the role of tau in neurodegenerative disease

CDC releases new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence in America

CDC releases new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence in America

Families complain as states require covid testing for nursing home visits

Families complain as states require covid testing for nursing home visits

Novel robotic replica of human spine enables surgeons to preview the effects of surgery

Novel robotic replica of human spine enables surgeons to preview the effects of surgery

Research provides new insights on memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Research provides new insights on memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Research could advance the understanding of links between heart disease and dementia

Research could advance the understanding of links between heart disease and dementia

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Dealing with drug prices

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Dealing with drug prices

'Forgetting' may represent a form of learning, scientists say

'Forgetting' may represent a form of learning, scientists say

Study finds evidence for increased activity of the brain’s immune system long before dementia onset

Study finds evidence for increased activity of the brain’s immune system long before dementia onset

rTMS may have the potential to improve memory function in Veterans with cognitive impairment

rTMS may have the potential to improve memory function in Veterans with cognitive impairment

Link between two key parts of the brain plays a role in neuropsychiatric brain disorders

Link between two key parts of the brain plays a role in neuropsychiatric brain disorders

New neural circuits regulating spatial learning, memory in the brain's hippocampal formation discovered

New neural circuits regulating spatial learning, memory in the brain's hippocampal formation discovered

Poor cognition may be part of normality in older age, research says

Poor cognition may be part of normality in older age, research says

Improving air quality may reduce dementia risk in older women

Improving air quality may reduce dementia risk in older women