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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Researchers measure brain volume differences in HIV-infected individuals

Researchers measure brain volume differences in HIV-infected individuals

When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

When covid deaths aren’t counted, families pay the price

Researchers demonstrate great potential for blood test to detect, monitor Alzheimer's disease

Researchers demonstrate great potential for blood test to detect, monitor Alzheimer's disease

UH researcher working to identify potential new therapeutic targets for kidney disease

UH researcher working to identify potential new therapeutic targets for kidney disease

MIND and Mediterranean diets correlated with later onset of Parkinson's disease

MIND and Mediterranean diets correlated with later onset of Parkinson's disease

Rotten egg gas may help protect aging brain cells from Alzheimer’s disease

Rotten egg gas may help protect aging brain cells from Alzheimer’s disease

UMass Lowell researcher receives NIH support to develop therapies for young people with TBIs

UMass Lowell researcher receives NIH support to develop therapies for young people with TBIs

COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

COVID-19 ICU patients found to have higher burden of delirium and coma

Including unhealthy foods may diminish benefits of Mediterranean diet

Including unhealthy foods may diminish benefits of Mediterranean diet

Researchers aim to improve cognitive performance, mobilize the brain's reserve mechanisms

Researchers aim to improve cognitive performance, mobilize the brain's reserve mechanisms

Study: TTR protein plays a protective role in Alzheimer's disease

Study: TTR protein plays a protective role in Alzheimer's disease

Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

RNA sequencing data reveals three major molecular subtypes of Alzheimer's disease

RNA sequencing data reveals three major molecular subtypes of Alzheimer's disease

Older adults with cognitive impairment who live alone are hit hard by pandemic

Older adults with cognitive impairment who live alone are hit hard by pandemic

Using a blood test to predict Alzheimer's disease risk during symptom-free stage

Using a blood test to predict Alzheimer's disease risk during symptom-free stage

Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

Routine eye imaging may provide clues to cognitive disorders in older people with type 1 diabetes

Routine eye imaging may provide clues to cognitive disorders in older people with type 1 diabetes

New analysis finds no benefit in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during childbirth

New analysis finds no benefit in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during childbirth

Researchers find mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

Researchers find mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

First UK lockdown during COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted dementia care

First UK lockdown during COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted dementia care