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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Intra-CREATE grants awarded to support research on personalized medicine and cell therapy

Intra-CREATE grants awarded to support research on personalized medicine and cell therapy

Over 20% of Americans suffer from food shortage, study reveals

Over 20% of Americans suffer from food shortage, study reveals

Three question, yes-or-no survey for identifying chemically intolerant individuals

Three question, yes-or-no survey for identifying chemically intolerant individuals

New national research and training hub at UW-Madison could transform medicine

New national research and training hub at UW-Madison could transform medicine

People with severe dementia are unaware of COVID-19 outbreak, indicates study

People with severe dementia are unaware of COVID-19 outbreak, indicates study

Biomarker for earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases detected in the eye

Biomarker for earlier diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases detected in the eye

California’s deadliest spring in 20 years suggests COVID undercount

California’s deadliest spring in 20 years suggests COVID undercount

Astrocytes are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Astrocytes are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Older racial and ethnic minority nursing home residents suffer the most from COVID-19

Older racial and ethnic minority nursing home residents suffer the most from COVID-19

Research identifies new alteration in the brain of people with Alzheimer's

Research identifies new alteration in the brain of people with Alzheimer's

Actively speaking two languages delays the onset of mild cognitive impairment

Actively speaking two languages delays the onset of mild cognitive impairment

Molecular imaging probe reveals Alzheimer's-related γ-secretase in rodents, macaques

Molecular imaging probe reveals Alzheimer's-related γ-secretase in rodents, macaques

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Women with prolonged fertility have elevated dementia risk

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

Smart drug delivery system may help treat spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders

Salk institute to establish world-class consortium to study cellular and tissue aging in humans

Salk institute to establish world-class consortium to study cellular and tissue aging in humans

Study provides valuable insights on effects of APOE gene on health and disease

Study provides valuable insights on effects of APOE gene on health and disease

Researchers examine how Black patients with mental health concerns evaluate communication during treatment

Researchers examine how Black patients with mental health concerns evaluate communication during treatment

Genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease has early effects on the brain

Genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease has early effects on the brain

Scientists unlock crucial molecular details regarding tau's activity

Scientists unlock crucial molecular details regarding tau's activity

HSC researchers win NIH grant to expand innovative research into Alzheimer's disease

HSC researchers win NIH grant to expand innovative research into Alzheimer's disease