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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Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain

Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain

Response: £2.9 billion funding to strengthen care for the vulnerable

Response: £2.9 billion funding to strengthen care for the vulnerable

Alzheimer’s Society's media statement on the suspension of our services due to coronavirus

Alzheimer’s Society's media statement on the suspension of our services due to coronavirus

Coronavirus: Alzheimer's Society call to the Government on the COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus: Alzheimer's Society call to the Government on the COVID-19 outbreak

Alzheimer's Society responds to no increased spending on social care in budget

Alzheimer's Society responds to no increased spending on social care in budget

Alzheimer's Society's response to Health Secretary Matt Hancock's cross-party social care announcement

Alzheimer's Society's response to Health Secretary Matt Hancock's cross-party social care announcement

Alzheimer's Society comment on media interest around day care centre closures

Alzheimer's Society comment on media interest around day care centre closures

Insights into diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric brain cancer

Insights into diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric brain cancer

Study contradicts theory that daily aspirin prevents dementia symptoms

Study contradicts theory that daily aspirin prevents dementia symptoms

Mapping the cannabis genome to improve agriculture and human health

Mapping the cannabis genome to improve agriculture and human health

Novel imaging technique sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

Novel imaging technique sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

Researchers uncover molecular link between trans fats and variety of disorders

Researchers uncover molecular link between trans fats and variety of disorders

Researchers examine efficiency of non-invasive brain stimulation for memory improvement

Researchers examine efficiency of non-invasive brain stimulation for memory improvement

Study uncovers a new childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder

Study uncovers a new childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder

Standardized test for dementia diagnosis can now be used in seven languages in India

Standardized test for dementia diagnosis can now be used in seven languages in India

Researchers find key molecule that helps neurons maintain information in working memory

Researchers find key molecule that helps neurons maintain information in working memory

Dietary sugar has negative impact on health independent of obesity

Dietary sugar has negative impact on health independent of obesity

Consistent guidelines for treating urinary tract infections

Consistent guidelines for treating urinary tract infections

Identification of 'Hodor' in the gut lining highlights potential way to curb mosquito populations

Identification of 'Hodor' in the gut lining highlights potential way to curb mosquito populations

Viewpoint: Could infectious pathogens play a role in Alzheimer's disease?

Viewpoint: Could infectious pathogens play a role in Alzheimer's disease?