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September 15, 2021
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
A new, NIH-funded, multi-site study is exploring whether computerized brain training can prevent dementia. Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) will examine whether a specific type...
June 16, 2021
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
The FDA approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in almost two decades on June 7. Aducanumab is also the first approved drug to change the course of the disease by removing brain...
Alzheimer’s researchers are seeking new ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. Could novel treatments such as vaccines and gene therapy hold the key to a new type of treatment? Researchers...
The groundbreaking Generation Program gathered the world’s largest group of people at genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease in later life to study a new treatment. However, the study...
August 19, 2020
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
A promising new blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease could soon be a reality. The test is highly accurate in detecting the disease and differentiating it from other causes of dementia. While...
May 1, 2020
by Scientific American
It is time to start anew. More than a century after neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer gave the first scientific talk describing the disease that bears his name today, we have no good treatments for...
In the late 1890s, a railroad worker in Frankfurt Germany noticed that his wife, Auguste Deter, was behaving oddly. Gradually her anxiety and mood changes gave way to memory loss, delusions and other...
The Alzheimer’s gene, known as ApoE4, is one of the the largest genetic risk factors for later onset Alzheimer’s disease. Carrying one copy of the gene triples the risk of...
April 16, 2020
by National Institute on Aging
Findings in two separate NIA-funded papers focus on different ways to develop noninvasive, less expensive ways to detect very early-stage Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively healthy people. The...
In the largest study to date of proteins related to Alzheimer’s disease, a team of researchers has identified disease-specific proteins and biological processes that could be developed into both new...