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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.
Drug commonly used for diabetes might be effective in treating multiple sclerosis

Drug commonly used for diabetes might be effective in treating multiple sclerosis

Howard Hughes researchers find Alzheimer's may leave some forms of memory intact

Howard Hughes researchers find Alzheimer's may leave some forms of memory intact

Epilepsy drugs can increase the rate of bone loss in older women

Epilepsy drugs can increase the rate of bone loss in older women

Genetic signature associated with the aging human brain

Genetic signature associated with the aging human brain

£20 million funding for stem cell research in the UK

£20 million funding for stem cell research in the UK

Many epilepsy and multiple sclerosis patients believe marijuana is an effective treatment

Many epilepsy and multiple sclerosis patients believe marijuana is an effective treatment

New medical imaging research helps diagnosis fetal brain abnormalities, epilepsy and autism

New medical imaging research helps diagnosis fetal brain abnormalities, epilepsy and autism

Alzheimer’s Association joins the world in mourning the loss of former President Ronald Reagan

Alzheimer’s Association joins the world in mourning the loss of former President Ronald Reagan

Parkinson's disease breakthrough

Parkinson's disease breakthrough

An insight into caring for dementia in particular 'aggressive dementia'

An insight into caring for dementia in particular 'aggressive dementia'

Cellular garbage plays a key role in the process of cytokinesis, or cell division

Cellular garbage plays a key role in the process of cytokinesis, or cell division

₤16.5 million investment in stem cell research

₤16.5 million investment in stem cell research

30-ton superconducting magnet to further brain research

30-ton superconducting magnet to further brain research

Data suggests potential target for Alzheimer's disease treatment

Data suggests potential target for Alzheimer's disease treatment

Columbia University to study link between diabetes and early dementia

Columbia University to study link between diabetes and early dementia

Link between diabetes and early dementia

Link between diabetes and early dementia

A new guideline evaluates the treatment of infantile spasms

A new guideline evaluates the treatment of infantile spasms

People with low incomes are more likely to develop brain cancer

People with low incomes are more likely to develop brain cancer

Are we as crazy as mad cows?

Are we as crazy as mad cows?

Natural biological process by which yeast cells dismantle amyloid fibers

Natural biological process by which yeast cells dismantle amyloid fibers