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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.
Butler Hospital launches international Alzheimer's disease prevention study

Butler Hospital launches international Alzheimer's disease prevention study

Canola oil linked to worsening of Alzheimer’s

Canola oil linked to worsening of Alzheimer’s

Study estimates number of Americans with preclinical Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment

Study estimates number of Americans with preclinical Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment

Study links canola oil consumption with worsened memory, learning ability in Alzheimer's

Study links canola oil consumption with worsened memory, learning ability in Alzheimer's

Higher educational attainment associated with lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

Higher educational attainment associated with lower risk of Alzheimer's disease

Healthy diet may be linked to less disability, fewer symptoms for people with MS

Healthy diet may be linked to less disability, fewer symptoms for people with MS

New compound targets APOE gene to reduce Alzheimer's damage in mice

New compound targets APOE gene to reduce Alzheimer's damage in mice

Some 3D video games benefit older adults' brains

Some 3D video games benefit older adults' brains

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve pathology of Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve pathology of Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Reducing mitochondrial protein in cardiac muscle cells initiates heart failure

Reducing mitochondrial protein in cardiac muscle cells initiates heart failure

New small-molecule drug restores brain function, memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

New small-molecule drug restores brain function, memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Drug that stimulates neuron pruning promotes goal-directed behavior in mice

Drug that stimulates neuron pruning promotes goal-directed behavior in mice

Researchers discover rare genetic variant that offers protection against Alzheimer's disease

Researchers discover rare genetic variant that offers protection against Alzheimer's disease

Blood test could provide low-cost alternative to MRI for monitoring disease activity in MS

Blood test could provide low-cost alternative to MRI for monitoring disease activity in MS

New microscope optimized to perform studies using optogenetic techniques

New microscope optimized to perform studies using optogenetic techniques

Delirium severity in post-surgical patients linked to level of cognitive decline

Delirium severity in post-surgical patients linked to level of cognitive decline

Treatment with endogenous protein can heal scarring in the lungs

Treatment with endogenous protein can heal scarring in the lungs

Scientists produce images of brain tissue affected by Alzheimer's disease using ‘Raman’ technology

Scientists produce images of brain tissue affected by Alzheimer's disease using ‘Raman’ technology

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes