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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Latest Alzheimer's & Dementia News and Research

Prolonged education may not have a protective effect against dementia

Prolonged education may not have a protective effect against dementia

Biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst could be potentially used to treat amyloid diseases

Biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst could be potentially used to treat amyloid diseases

Copper isotopes can help detect Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain

Copper isotopes can help detect Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

Widely used antibiotic shows promise for fighting against Zika infections

Widely used antibiotic shows promise for fighting against Zika infections

Female footballers could be at greater risk of developing dementia than male players

Female footballers could be at greater risk of developing dementia than male players

Could cocoa improve cognitive function?

Could cocoa improve cognitive function?

Cerebrospinal fluid may play underappreciated role in both good health and response to injury

Cerebrospinal fluid may play underappreciated role in both good health and response to injury

Z-drugs can increase risk of falls, fractures, and stroke in dementia patients

Z-drugs can increase risk of falls, fractures, and stroke in dementia patients

Researchers develop a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain

Researchers develop a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain

New link found between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2 gene

New link found between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2 gene

Early, late stages of neurodegeneration are distinct, finds study

Early, late stages of neurodegeneration are distinct, finds study

How COVID-19 compares to other respiratory illnesses

How COVID-19 compares to other respiratory illnesses

Anxiety may help to progress Alzheimer’s disease

Anxiety may help to progress Alzheimer’s disease

Research can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis, preventive treatment of dementia

Research can bring new possibilities for earlier diagnosis, preventive treatment of dementia

Unique neurological signatures could be used to understand, study brain disorders

Unique neurological signatures could be used to understand, study brain disorders

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

EULAR Consultation Service helps address rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases

EULAR Consultation Service helps address rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases

Research on genetic heart disease uncovers new mechanism for heart failure

Research on genetic heart disease uncovers new mechanism for heart failure

Study focuses on link between financial exploitation and frailty in older adults

Study focuses on link between financial exploitation and frailty in older adults