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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.
Actively speaking two languages delays the onset of mild cognitive impairment

Actively speaking two languages delays the onset of mild cognitive impairment

Molecular imaging probe reveals Alzheimer's-related γ-secretase in rodents, macaques

Molecular imaging probe reveals Alzheimer's-related γ-secretase in rodents, macaques

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

Salk institute to establish world-class consortium to study cellular and tissue aging in humans

Salk institute to establish world-class consortium to study cellular and tissue aging in humans

Study provides valuable insights on effects of APOE gene on health and disease

Study provides valuable insights on effects of APOE gene on health and disease

Researchers examine how Black patients with mental health concerns evaluate communication during treatment

Researchers examine how Black patients with mental health concerns evaluate communication during treatment

Genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease has early effects on the brain

Genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease has early effects on the brain

Scientists unlock crucial molecular details regarding tau's activity

Scientists unlock crucial molecular details regarding tau's activity

HSC researchers win NIH grant to expand innovative research into Alzheimer's disease

HSC researchers win NIH grant to expand innovative research into Alzheimer's disease

NIH awards $26.56 million grant to create new Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program

NIH awards $26.56 million grant to create new Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program

IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

NIH provides additional support for large scale study of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

NIH provides additional support for large scale study of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

MSU engineers secure $3.4 million to develop diamond devices to detect Parkinson's

MSU engineers secure $3.4 million to develop diamond devices to detect Parkinson's

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain

Researchers receive $16 million NIH grant to study link between autophagy and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $16 million NIH grant to study link between autophagy and Alzheimer's disease

Protein aggregation reduces elasticity of blood vessels in the brain

Protein aggregation reduces elasticity of blood vessels in the brain

Researchers discuss the role of chemical senses in disease and social interactions in humans, animals

Researchers discuss the role of chemical senses in disease and social interactions in humans, animals

Microglia-targeting nanotherapeutics for treatment of neurodegenerative disorders

Microglia-targeting nanotherapeutics for treatment of neurodegenerative disorders

A potential new way of treating Alzheimer’s Disease

A potential new way of treating Alzheimer’s Disease