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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.
Multi-gene test found to be better at identifying older adults at risk for Alzheimer's

Multi-gene test found to be better at identifying older adults at risk for Alzheimer's

Personality changes do not appear before clinical onset of MCI or dementia

Personality changes do not appear before clinical onset of MCI or dementia

New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target

New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target

Researchers design novel small antibody fragment with improved crystallizability

Researchers design novel small antibody fragment with improved crystallizability

JAX professor receives $5.4 million grant to study 'cognitive resilience' to Alzheimer's disease

JAX professor receives $5.4 million grant to study 'cognitive resilience' to Alzheimer's disease

People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia

People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia

Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders

New 15-minute assessment opens up possibilities for early detection of dementia

New 15-minute assessment opens up possibilities for early detection of dementia

Analytical Science in Precision Medicine

Analytical Science in Precision Medicine

Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia

Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia

Baycrest study could pave way to affordable, easy-to-use treatment for MCI patients

Baycrest study could pave way to affordable, easy-to-use treatment for MCI patients

Conference to tackle sensitive subjects in dementia care

Conference to tackle sensitive subjects in dementia care

Hypometabolism in medial prefrontal areas linked to AD-related nutritional problems

Hypometabolism in medial prefrontal areas linked to AD-related nutritional problems

Lesser-known gene appears to play greater role in Alzheimer's and dementia-related memory decline

Lesser-known gene appears to play greater role in Alzheimer's and dementia-related memory decline

A rare dementia gene runs in the family, but he’s fine — so far

A rare dementia gene runs in the family, but he’s fine — so far

Retinal imaging may help doctors confirm or rule out frontotemporal degeneration

Retinal imaging may help doctors confirm or rule out frontotemporal degeneration

Football remains America's favorite sport, despite concerns over head injuries

Football remains America's favorite sport, despite concerns over head injuries

Breakthrough research offers novel, non-invasive test to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Breakthrough research offers novel, non-invasive test to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Disruption of 'slow waves' can lead to cognitive decline similar to Alzheimer’s in mice

Disruption of 'slow waves' can lead to cognitive decline similar to Alzheimer’s in mice

New system for neural recording in mice avoids animal welfare concerns linked to existing approaches

New system for neural recording in mice avoids animal welfare concerns linked to existing approaches