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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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The ACA lives

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The ACA lives

First insights into human prion disease could help tackle neurodegenerative diseases

First insights into human prion disease could help tackle neurodegenerative diseases

Alarming COVID study indicates long-term loss of gray matter and other brain tissue

Alarming COVID study indicates long-term loss of gray matter and other brain tissue

Study finds new clues to explain how Alzheimer’s disease spreads in the brain

Study finds new clues to explain how Alzheimer’s disease spreads in the brain

APOE ɛ4 carriers with midlife depressive symptoms may be at higher risk of tau accumulation

APOE ɛ4 carriers with midlife depressive symptoms may be at higher risk of tau accumulation

UC Davis research links phenomena of 'earworms' and music-evoked memory

UC Davis research links phenomena of 'earworms' and music-evoked memory

Chatbots for dementia patient or caregiver support need more work

Chatbots for dementia patient or caregiver support need more work

P-glycoprotein shows ability to remove a toxin associated with Alzheimer's from the brain

P-glycoprotein shows ability to remove a toxin associated with Alzheimer's from the brain

Researchers report on the role of brain cell membranes' lipids in Alzheimer's progression

Researchers report on the role of brain cell membranes' lipids in Alzheimer's progression

SNPRC at Texas Biomed awarded $37 million NIH grant to continue operations into 2026

SNPRC at Texas Biomed awarded $37 million NIH grant to continue operations into 2026

Novel biomarker effectively detects Alzheimer's disease before symptoms emerge

Novel biomarker effectively detects Alzheimer's disease before symptoms emerge

Study creates a new model of Alzheimer's disease progression

Study creates a new model of Alzheimer's disease progression

Researchers study what happens in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease

Researchers study what happens in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease

USC study suggests new treatment target for Alzheimer's disease in people with APOE4 gene

USC study suggests new treatment target for Alzheimer's disease in people with APOE4 gene

Super-resolution imaging technique could enable early detection of neurological disorders

Super-resolution imaging technique could enable early detection of neurological disorders

An analysis links COVID-19 to brain microvascular injury and inflammation

An analysis links COVID-19 to brain microvascular injury and inflammation

Naked mole rats may hold the key to new treatments for cancer, dementia

Naked mole rats may hold the key to new treatments for cancer, dementia

Study identifies mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer's disease-like dementia

Study identifies mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer's disease-like dementia

Study: cis P-tau is an early marker of vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease

Study: cis P-tau is an early marker of vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease

Experts call for new standards to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in younger generations

Experts call for new standards to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in younger generations