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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Study aims to more accurately define methods for measuring delirium severity

Study aims to more accurately define methods for measuring delirium severity

Dual sensory impairment in older adults linked to higher risk for dementia

Dual sensory impairment in older adults linked to higher risk for dementia

COVID cuts a lethal path through San Quentin’s death row

COVID cuts a lethal path through San Quentin’s death row

Scientists receive grant to study cerebrovascular changes during healthy and Alzheimer's aging

Scientists receive grant to study cerebrovascular changes during healthy and Alzheimer's aging

Desk-based jobs associated with lower risk of poor cognition

Desk-based jobs associated with lower risk of poor cognition

DNA resection pathways are highly specific, shows study

DNA resection pathways are highly specific, shows study

Study shows how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease causes Alzheimer's-like neuroinflammation

Study shows how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease causes Alzheimer's-like neuroinflammation

New treatment approach for Alzheimer's disease

New treatment approach for Alzheimer's disease

Brain imaging can predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

Brain imaging can predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

Study identifies a promising way to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies a promising way to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease

Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics by Exploiting Structure in Spherical Nucleic Acids

Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics by Exploiting Structure in Spherical Nucleic Acids

NIH announces $75 million in funding to improve genomic risk assessments for diverse populations

NIH announces $75 million in funding to improve genomic risk assessments for diverse populations

More than one-third of excess deaths in pandemic's early months linked to other causes

More than one-third of excess deaths in pandemic's early months linked to other causes

CHOP researchers receive multi-million dollar grant to study disease risk in African Americans

CHOP researchers receive multi-million dollar grant to study disease risk in African Americans

Common asthma drug may offer potential as treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Common asthma drug may offer potential as treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Study sheds light on selective neuronal vulnerability in Alzheimer’s disease

Study sheds light on selective neuronal vulnerability in Alzheimer’s disease

Research shows how a protein's small change leads to big trouble for cells

Research shows how a protein's small change leads to big trouble for cells

New study will help primary care nurses better care for dementia patients

New study will help primary care nurses better care for dementia patients

Researchers track brain receptor as it transmits or inhibits neural signals

Researchers track brain receptor as it transmits or inhibits neural signals

‘More than physical health’: Gym helps 91-year-old battle isolation

‘More than physical health’: Gym helps 91-year-old battle isolation