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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.
Researchers uncover potential clue to halt destruction of nerve cells in people with ALS

Researchers uncover potential clue to halt destruction of nerve cells in people with ALS

New mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer's

New mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer's

Study provides evidence that blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s risk

Study provides evidence that blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s risk

Thiazide use linked with reduced risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's

Thiazide use linked with reduced risk of low energy fractures in people with Alzheimer's

Neuroscientists propose new theory about amyloid precursor protein connection in Alzheimer's

Neuroscientists propose new theory about amyloid precursor protein connection in Alzheimer's

UAB receives $17 million grant to explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body

UAB receives $17 million grant to explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body

Scientists enter research collaboration to find a cure for cancer

Scientists enter research collaboration to find a cure for cancer

Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementia

Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementia

APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer's

APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer's

Electrostimulation can improve working memory of people in their 70s, study shows

Electrostimulation can improve working memory of people in their 70s, study shows

Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia

Researchers observe correlation between abnormal proteins and aggressive behavior in dementia

Study highlights value of cognitive training for adults with mild cognitive impairment

Study highlights value of cognitive training for adults with mild cognitive impairment

Researchers use experimental PET to detect abnormal tau in brains of living former NFL players

Researchers use experimental PET to detect abnormal tau in brains of living former NFL players

Atrium Health and Wake Forest signs MOU to create next-generation healthcare system

Atrium Health and Wake Forest signs MOU to create next-generation healthcare system

Neuroscientists identify factors for maintaining healthy memory at any age

Neuroscientists identify factors for maintaining healthy memory at any age

Stimulating parvalbumin-containing cells causes surprising changes in blood volume, flow

Stimulating parvalbumin-containing cells causes surprising changes in blood volume, flow

Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons

Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons

Researchers develop new method for identifying compounds that prevent aging

Researchers develop new method for identifying compounds that prevent aging

Gum disease bacterium releases toxins that may cause Alzheimer's

Gum disease bacterium releases toxins that may cause Alzheimer's

New research finds anti-inflammatory drugs to be ineffective to prevent Alzheimer’s

New research finds anti-inflammatory drugs to be ineffective to prevent Alzheimer’s