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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.
Biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst could be potentially used to treat amyloid diseases

Biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst could be potentially used to treat amyloid diseases

Copper isotopes can help detect Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain

Copper isotopes can help detect Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

Widely used antibiotic shows promise for fighting against Zika infections

Widely used antibiotic shows promise for fighting against Zika infections

Cerebrospinal fluid may play underappreciated role in both good health and response to injury

Cerebrospinal fluid may play underappreciated role in both good health and response to injury

Early, late stages of neurodegeneration are distinct, finds study

Early, late stages of neurodegeneration are distinct, finds study

Anxiety may help to progress Alzheimer’s disease

Anxiety may help to progress Alzheimer’s disease

Research can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis, preventive treatment of dementia

Research can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis, preventive treatment of dementia

Unique neurological signatures could be used to understand, study brain disorders

Unique neurological signatures could be used to understand, study brain disorders

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

EULAR Consultation Service helps address rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases

EULAR Consultation Service helps address rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases

Research on genetic heart disease uncovers new mechanism for heart failure

Research on genetic heart disease uncovers new mechanism for heart failure

Alzheimer's study shows tau protein changes according to dementia stage

Alzheimer's study shows tau protein changes according to dementia stage

Study sheds new light on how diabetes contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Study sheds new light on how diabetes contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Air pollution associated with increased brain shrinkage

Air pollution associated with increased brain shrinkage

Certain regions in the retina are more affected by Alzheimer's disease, shows study

Certain regions in the retina are more affected by Alzheimer's disease, shows study

A game-changing collaboration to accelerate drug development for Alzheimer's disease

A game-changing collaboration to accelerate drug development for Alzheimer's disease

Fatal chain reaction in Alzheimer's disease starts much earlier than commonly assumed

Fatal chain reaction in Alzheimer's disease starts much earlier than commonly assumed

Parasite infection discovery could help develop treatments for neurological disorders

Parasite infection discovery could help develop treatments for neurological disorders

Mediterranean diet may help reduce the physiological effects of stress

Mediterranean diet may help reduce the physiological effects of stress