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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Rural Colorado tries to fill health worker gaps with apprenticeships

Rural Colorado tries to fill health worker gaps with apprenticeships

Study reveals a promising therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease

Study reveals a promising therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease

Machine learning pinpoints the most accurate timelines for predicting Alzheimer's progression

Machine learning pinpoints the most accurate timelines for predicting Alzheimer's progression

Green Mediterranean diet causes significant reduction in visceral adipose tissue

Green Mediterranean diet causes significant reduction in visceral adipose tissue

Molecular and cellular similarities identified in the brains of SARS-CoV-2 and Alzheimer's disease patients

Molecular and cellular similarities identified in the brains of SARS-CoV-2 and Alzheimer's disease patients

Using human iPSC-derived cells to revolutionize the field of neurodegenerative disease

Using human iPSC-derived cells to revolutionize the field of neurodegenerative disease

Should older seniors risk major surgery? New research offers guidance

Should older seniors risk major surgery? New research offers guidance

Government introduces a Vaccine Taskforce style approach to tackle public health challenges in the UK

Government introduces a Vaccine Taskforce style approach to tackle public health challenges in the UK

The distinct pathophysiology of ‘SuperAger’ brains

The distinct pathophysiology of ‘SuperAger’ brains

Klotho protein levels protect against cognitive decline in Alzheimer patients

Klotho protein levels protect against cognitive decline in Alzheimer patients

Astrocytes in the brains of epileptic mice exhibit an acid response with intensified seizures

Astrocytes in the brains of epileptic mice exhibit an acid response with intensified seizures

New biomarker can help identify people with a primary tauopathy

New biomarker can help identify people with a primary tauopathy

Two new studies identify potential risk factors associated with frontotemporal dementia

Two new studies identify potential risk factors associated with frontotemporal dementia

Study can provide deeper insight into the link between common oral bacteria and other diseases

Study can provide deeper insight into the link between common oral bacteria and other diseases

Scientists develop RNA-targeting strategy to repair genetic cause of ALS and dementia

Scientists develop RNA-targeting strategy to repair genetic cause of ALS and dementia

Unexpected declines in cognitive performance after epilepsy surgery

Unexpected declines in cognitive performance after epilepsy surgery

Stroke patients with delirium could be more prone to developing cognitive and psychiatric difficulties

Stroke patients with delirium could be more prone to developing cognitive and psychiatric difficulties

The separate and combined associations of coffee and tea consumption with all-cause and cause-specific mortality

The separate and combined associations of coffee and tea consumption with all-cause and cause-specific mortality

Schools, sheriffs, and syringes: State plans vary for spending $26B in opioid settlement funds

Schools, sheriffs, and syringes: State plans vary for spending $26B in opioid settlement funds

Time-restricted eating may benefit Alzheimer's

Time-restricted eating may benefit Alzheimer's