Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities.

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Research finds associations between COVID-19 and persistent cognitive deficits

Research finds associations between COVID-19 and persistent cognitive deficits

New insights into participation of underrepresented communities in Alzheimer’s clinical trials

New insights into participation of underrepresented communities in Alzheimer’s clinical trials

99% of COVID-19 deaths in Italy occur among those not fully vaccinated

99% of COVID-19 deaths in Italy occur among those not fully vaccinated

People with metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for second stroke, death

People with metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for second stroke, death

Foods high in flavonoids may lower risk of cognitive decline

Foods high in flavonoids may lower risk of cognitive decline

Natural compound prevents, reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson's disease in mice

Natural compound prevents, reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson's disease in mice

Research provides insights into how the hippocampus contributes to memory storage in the cortex

Research provides insights into how the hippocampus contributes to memory storage in the cortex

Global prevalence of dementia estimated to increase to more than 152 million by 2050

Global prevalence of dementia estimated to increase to more than 152 million by 2050

‘Social prescribing’ may help lonely older adults to avoid harmful sedatives and painkillers

‘Social prescribing’ may help lonely older adults to avoid harmful sedatives and painkillers

Mount Sinai researchers use cerebral organoids to study frontotemporal dementia

Mount Sinai researchers use cerebral organoids to study frontotemporal dementia

Air quality improvement linked with reduced risk of dementia

Air quality improvement linked with reduced risk of dementia

Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

Excessive body fat can increase the risk of dementia

Brain’s locus coeruleus may be a sophisticated regulator of learning and behavior

Brain’s locus coeruleus may be a sophisticated regulator of learning and behavior

Novel microfluidic device used to manipulate major whey protein

Novel microfluidic device used to manipulate major whey protein

Better healthcare processes can reduce the risk of delirium among elderly patients

Better healthcare processes can reduce the risk of delirium among elderly patients

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Research provides vital insights about excess coffee consumption and brain health

Research provides vital insights about excess coffee consumption and brain health

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Study reveals calcium's role in directing blood flow in the brain

Study reveals calcium's role in directing blood flow in the brain