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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Sleep apnea treatment linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias

Sleep apnea treatment linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias

Study shows intricate association of aluminum in the neuropathology of familial Alzheimer's disease

Study shows intricate association of aluminum in the neuropathology of familial Alzheimer's disease

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Altered calcium signaling is linked to early-stage Alzheimer's pathology

Altered calcium signaling is linked to early-stage Alzheimer's pathology

Study explains future ethical implications of brain organoid research

Study explains future ethical implications of brain organoid research

Accelerated cellular aging in depressed individuals associated with increased mortality risk

Accelerated cellular aging in depressed individuals associated with increased mortality risk

Powerful algorithms can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and Alzheimer's

Powerful algorithms can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and Alzheimer's

Study offers a promising blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Study offers a promising blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Memory and executive function symptoms are valuable for predicting CTE pathology, suggests study

Memory and executive function symptoms are valuable for predicting CTE pathology, suggests study

USF wins $44.4 million NIH grant to test whether computerized brain training can prevent dementia

USF wins $44.4 million NIH grant to test whether computerized brain training can prevent dementia

Study indicates an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Study indicates an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder have accelerated cellular aging

Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder have accelerated cellular aging

COVID-19 infection linked to neurological and mental health conditions

COVID-19 infection linked to neurological and mental health conditions

Study: Alzheimer's disease treatments could reduce the financial burden to U.S. state budgets

Study: Alzheimer's disease treatments could reduce the financial burden to U.S. state budgets

First-of-its-kind study identifies 13 new Alzheimer’s disease genes

First-of-its-kind study identifies 13 new Alzheimer’s disease genes

Study uncovers novel mechanism in rare mutation associated with Alzheimer's

Study uncovers novel mechanism in rare mutation associated with Alzheimer's

50-state analysis finds excess deaths from COVID-19 and other causes in the U.S.

50-state analysis finds excess deaths from COVID-19 and other causes in the U.S.

Diet and lifestyle may play a significant role in Alzheimer's disease

Diet and lifestyle may play a significant role in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop new AI-based strategy to assess beef freshness

Researchers develop new AI-based strategy to assess beef freshness

Study reveals reason behind high risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome

Study reveals reason behind high risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome