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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.
Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Survey: Majority of Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

Study reveals how cells remove misfolded proteins from tissues

Study reveals how cells remove misfolded proteins from tissues

Dementia prevalence falling but the number of cases will double by 2050

Dementia prevalence falling but the number of cases will double by 2050

Fruit flies have a new defense strategy to deal with oxidative stress

Fruit flies have a new defense strategy to deal with oxidative stress

Study uses MRI to probe non-invasively inside a living brain

Study uses MRI to probe non-invasively inside a living brain

Research suggests new approach to block tau pathology in FTLD, Alzheimer's

Research suggests new approach to block tau pathology in FTLD, Alzheimer's

New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

New wearable device to diagnose Alzheimer's disease

Subtle differences in cognitive performance predict progression to Alzheimer's pathology

Subtle differences in cognitive performance predict progression to Alzheimer's pathology

UIC researchers discover unique organ-specific signatures for endothelial cells

UIC researchers discover unique organ-specific signatures for endothelial cells

Neuronal necrosis occurs much earlier in Alzheimer’s disease progression than previously thought

Neuronal necrosis occurs much earlier in Alzheimer’s disease progression than previously thought

Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk

Circulating ceramide ratios may be useful predictors of future dementia risk

Bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia, study reveals

Bilingualism can delay symptoms of dementia, study reveals

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

A happy and positive partner will make you healthier

A happy and positive partner will make you healthier

Poor neuronal connectivity between two brain regions may be predictive of Alzheimer's risk

Poor neuronal connectivity between two brain regions may be predictive of Alzheimer's risk

Bacterial DNA promotes tau protein misfolding and aggregation, study shows

Bacterial DNA promotes tau protein misfolding and aggregation, study shows

Accumulated brain protein affects genes in Alzheimer's disease

Accumulated brain protein affects genes in Alzheimer's disease

Macrophages migrate from the blood to attack brain tissue shortly after stroke

Macrophages migrate from the blood to attack brain tissue shortly after stroke

New multiplexed electrical biosensor for accurate detection of Alzheimer's disease

New multiplexed electrical biosensor for accurate detection of Alzheimer's disease

Non-invasive method for early identification of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia

Non-invasive method for early identification of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia