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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‘You’re going to release him when he was hurting himself?’

‘You’re going to release him when he was hurting himself?’

Novel technique could lead to earlier detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Novel technique could lead to earlier detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Study pinpoints heating element in vaping devices as cause for lung injuries

Study pinpoints heating element in vaping devices as cause for lung injuries

Brain wiring genes may be linked to a significant portion of cerebral palsy cases

Brain wiring genes may be linked to a significant portion of cerebral palsy cases

Epigenetic changes in the brain drive late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Epigenetic changes in the brain drive late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Study finds identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease

Study finds identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease

Risk factors for mortality among hospitalized patients with COVID-19

Risk factors for mortality among hospitalized patients with COVID-19

New study links 160 genes to brain shrinkage

New study links 160 genes to brain shrinkage

Study: 2020 presidential candidates Biden, Trump likely to be "super-agers"

Study: 2020 presidential candidates Biden, Trump likely to be "super-agers"

Personality traits are associated with cognitive resilience in older adults

Personality traits are associated with cognitive resilience in older adults

Alzheimer’s disease-associated protective genetic variant enhances key functions of immune cells

Alzheimer’s disease-associated protective genetic variant enhances key functions of immune cells

FDA issues updated recommendations concerning dental amalgam

FDA issues updated recommendations concerning dental amalgam

NIA grant supports research on lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging

NIA grant supports research on lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging

Research sheds light on how membrane proteins could be influenced by lipid environments

Research sheds light on how membrane proteins could be influenced by lipid environments

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy helps distinguish brain energy molecules

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy helps distinguish brain energy molecules

Overactivation of fructose made in the brain may drive Alzheimer's disease

Overactivation of fructose made in the brain may drive Alzheimer's disease

Dextran sulphate-induced tau assemblies cause tau propagation in non-transgenic mice

Dextran sulphate-induced tau assemblies cause tau propagation in non-transgenic mice

Late-life depression not linked with increased amyloid deposits in the brain

Late-life depression not linked with increased amyloid deposits in the brain

Intensive physical exercise session improves memory

Intensive physical exercise session improves memory

Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes

Drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes