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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UW joins the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience to transform the fight against neurological diseases

UW joins the Alliance for Therapies in Neuroscience to transform the fight against neurological diseases

Mortality prediction model for dementia patients may help guide decisions on end-of-life care

Mortality prediction model for dementia patients may help guide decisions on end-of-life care

Designing a new treatment to treat migraine effectively

Designing a new treatment to treat migraine effectively

Blueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive decline

Blueberries, a tasty intervention against age-related cognitive decline

Text messages may help speed up decision-making in nursing homes, improve quality of care

Text messages may help speed up decision-making in nursing homes, improve quality of care

Study identifies a potential non-invasive therapy that could check the progress of Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies a potential non-invasive therapy that could check the progress of Alzheimer's disease

More Older Adults Should Be Checking Blood Pressure At Home

More Older Adults Should Be Checking Blood Pressure At Home

COVID-19 Associated With Increase In New Diagnoses Of Type 1 Diabetes In Youth, By As Much As 72%

COVID-19 Associated With Increase In New Diagnoses Of Type 1 Diabetes In Youth, By As Much As 72%

Study reveals the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

Study reveals the long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19

Global consortium study aims to unravel the long-term neurocognitive sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Global consortium study aims to unravel the long-term neurocognitive sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Salk scientists launch a new Center for Multiomic Human Brain Cell Atlas with $126 million NIH grant

Salk scientists launch a new Center for Multiomic Human Brain Cell Atlas with $126 million NIH grant

Sleep timing may affect people's risk of developing dementia, study suggests

Sleep timing may affect people's risk of developing dementia, study suggests

Mount Sinai researchers use unbiased AI-based method to study the causes of cognitive impairment

Mount Sinai researchers use unbiased AI-based method to study the causes of cognitive impairment

Artificial intelligence could help fast-track dementia diagnosis

Artificial intelligence could help fast-track dementia diagnosis

People experiencing bad dreams in middle age more likely to be diagnosed with dementia in future

People experiencing bad dreams in middle age more likely to be diagnosed with dementia in future

Mutation in newly discovered small protein linked to increase in Alzheimer's disease risk

Mutation in newly discovered small protein linked to increase in Alzheimer's disease risk

Common genetic variants of APOE associated with COVID mortality

Common genetic variants of APOE associated with COVID mortality

Covid still kills, but the demographics of its victims are shifting

Covid still kills, but the demographics of its victims are shifting

World Alzheimer’s Day 2022: Improving Post-Diagnosis Care with COGNISANCE

World Alzheimer’s Day 2022: Improving Post-Diagnosis Care with COGNISANCE

SARS-CoV-2 generates amyloid in cerebral spinal fluid

SARS-CoV-2 generates amyloid in cerebral spinal fluid