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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.
Study reports advance in blood test to detect accumulation of Alzheimer's protein in the brain

Study reports advance in blood test to detect accumulation of Alzheimer's protein in the brain

Potential genetic test for earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

Potential genetic test for earlier Alzheimer's diagnosis

Study discovers potential new way to slow progression of Alzheimer's

Study discovers potential new way to slow progression of Alzheimer's

Gene therapy regenerates functional new neurons in mouse models of HD

Gene therapy regenerates functional new neurons in mouse models of HD

People eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy may have lower risk of stroke

People eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy may have lower risk of stroke

Readers and tweeters dive into debate over ‘Medicare for All’

Readers and tweeters dive into debate over ‘Medicare for All’

New immunotherapeutic strategy shows promise to fight off infectious biofilms

New immunotherapeutic strategy shows promise to fight off infectious biofilms

Widowed individuals experience a sharper cognitive decline than their married counterparts

Widowed individuals experience a sharper cognitive decline than their married counterparts

Study identifies novel anti-aging targets

Study identifies novel anti-aging targets

Effects of obesity mirror those of aging, study shows

Effects of obesity mirror those of aging, study shows

U.S. medical panel thinks twice about pushing cognitive screening for dementia

U.S. medical panel thinks twice about pushing cognitive screening for dementia

Simple blood test could help identify cardiovascular aging and heart disease risk

Simple blood test could help identify cardiovascular aging and heart disease risk

Supplementing diet with amino acid delays signs of ALS in animal study

Supplementing diet with amino acid delays signs of ALS in animal study

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms

Two new grants will help researchers to study neurotechnology, drug delivery system

Two new grants will help researchers to study neurotechnology, drug delivery system

Hispanics/Latinos underrepresented in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease

Hispanics/Latinos underrepresented in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

New understanding of neurovascular coupling

New understanding of neurovascular coupling

Environment-cognition associations vary based on genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's

Environment-cognition associations vary based on genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's

Diverse activities are key to maintaining cognitive function throughout adulthood

Diverse activities are key to maintaining cognitive function throughout adulthood