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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.
Concussed athlete's brain may not fully recover even one year after return to play

Concussed athlete's brain may not fully recover even one year after return to play

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span

Study aims to find whether lifestyle changes may counteract a person's genetic risk for dementia

Study aims to find whether lifestyle changes may counteract a person's genetic risk for dementia

Young blood may hold the key to treating age-related diseases

Young blood may hold the key to treating age-related diseases

New test could detect abnormal forms of protein associated with tauopathies

New test could detect abnormal forms of protein associated with tauopathies

NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration

NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Insilico Medicine presents experimentally validated model for drug discovery at NeurIPS 2019

Insilico Medicine presents experimentally validated model for drug discovery at NeurIPS 2019

Amyloid-β protein misfolding proves to be strong risk prediction marker for Alzheimer's

Amyloid-β protein misfolding proves to be strong risk prediction marker for Alzheimer's

A protein could play key role in neurodegenerative diseases, research suggests

A protein could play key role in neurodegenerative diseases, research suggests

Finnish study offers new information about molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Finnish study offers new information about molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

How dementia spreads: new study says it’s through neural networks

How dementia spreads: new study says it’s through neural networks

Dementia spreads via synaptic connections between brain networks

Dementia spreads via synaptic connections between brain networks

Researchers shed light on abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment

Researchers shed light on abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment

New findings can redefine the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in men and women

New findings can redefine the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in men and women

Nationwide study to examine if sleep problems are linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's

Nationwide study to examine if sleep problems are linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's

Two new grants to support researchers to better understand, manage metastasis of melanoma

Two new grants to support researchers to better understand, manage metastasis of melanoma

New study to examine link between sleep problems, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease

New study to examine link between sleep problems, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease

Penn researchers to develop critical tool for imaging the brains of patients with Parkinson's

Penn researchers to develop critical tool for imaging the brains of patients with Parkinson's

Linguists examine use of language before and after Alzheimer's diagnosis

Linguists examine use of language before and after Alzheimer's diagnosis

Suppressing brain immune cells might prevent or delay the onset of dementia

Suppressing brain immune cells might prevent or delay the onset of dementia