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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Portable biosensor device for early detection of chronic kidney disease

Portable biosensor device for early detection of chronic kidney disease

Scientists prove the “neuroprotective” function of p62 protein in a mouse model

Scientists prove the “neuroprotective” function of p62 protein in a mouse model

Ischemic stroke risk may be higher after COVID-19 compared to flu or bacterial pneumonia

Ischemic stroke risk may be higher after COVID-19 compared to flu or bacterial pneumonia

Study characterizes long-COVID symptoms in hospitalized and non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Study characterizes long-COVID symptoms in hospitalized and non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Key protein α-synuclein linked to inflammation and Parkinson's disease

Key protein α-synuclein linked to inflammation and Parkinson's disease

Study uncovers new gene that increases Alzheimer's disease risk in women

Study uncovers new gene that increases Alzheimer's disease risk in women

Study of condensates offers new hope for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Study of condensates offers new hope for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

The effects and mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 on the nervous system

The effects and mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 on the nervous system

Study finds more of white matter hyperintensities in postmenopausal women

Study finds more of white matter hyperintensities in postmenopausal women

Brain MRIs and genetics may be used to predict the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease

Brain MRIs and genetics may be used to predict the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease

Sleep turns out to be a significant factor for maintaining cardiovascular health

Sleep turns out to be a significant factor for maintaining cardiovascular health

Determining people with cognitive impairments based on their drawing behaviors

Determining people with cognitive impairments based on their drawing behaviors

New machine learning method may improve the identification of genes that cause diseases

New machine learning method may improve the identification of genes that cause diseases

OpenSAFELY-TPP data is broadly representative of the English population

OpenSAFELY-TPP data is broadly representative of the English population

SARS-CoV-2 virus undertakes a massive takeover of the body's fat-processing system

SARS-CoV-2 virus undertakes a massive takeover of the body's fat-processing system

Antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV ameliorates cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome

Antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV ameliorates cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome

Study elucidates the molecular mechanisms of acetylcholine for learning and memory

Study elucidates the molecular mechanisms of acetylcholine for learning and memory

APOEε4 may confer increased risk for CTE-related neuropathological outcomes among older adults with repetitive head impacts

APOEε4 may confer increased risk for CTE-related neuropathological outcomes among older adults with repetitive head impacts

Simple scan can reveal if people are at increased risk of late-life dementia

Simple scan can reveal if people are at increased risk of late-life dementia

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging launches an online program to prevent dementia

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging launches an online program to prevent dementia