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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.
New synthetic genetic tool measures and manipulates protein aggregation in live cells

New synthetic genetic tool measures and manipulates protein aggregation in live cells

Delayed word processing could indicate MCI patients’ likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

Delayed word processing could indicate MCI patients’ likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

New imaging system offers better way to monitor brain changes from Alzheimer's in mouse models

New imaging system offers better way to monitor brain changes from Alzheimer's in mouse models

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory

Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory

Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world

Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world

Specific regions of silenced DNA help define cell's identity, study suggests

Specific regions of silenced DNA help define cell's identity, study suggests

McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer's disease

McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer's disease

Scientists identify brain-wave patterns of explicit and implicit learning

Scientists identify brain-wave patterns of explicit and implicit learning

Dementia patient at center of spoon-feeding controversy dies

Dementia patient at center of spoon-feeding controversy dies

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase Alzheimer's risk

Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase Alzheimer's risk

Scientists find new way to produce brain cells from single iPSC

Scientists find new way to produce brain cells from single iPSC

Patients unaware of memory loss more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Patients unaware of memory loss more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Scientists show how a trio of key molecules directs learning and memory

Scientists show how a trio of key molecules directs learning and memory

Alzheimer's gene can protect against and promote neurological damage

Alzheimer's gene can protect against and promote neurological damage

New $7.6 million NIA grant awarded to IU for Longitudinal Early-onset AD Study

New $7.6 million NIA grant awarded to IU for Longitudinal Early-onset AD Study

Researchers propose LSD1 protein as central player in Alzheimer's and FTD

Researchers propose LSD1 protein as central player in Alzheimer's and FTD

Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementia

Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementia