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Genes

  • Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet
    Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & caregiving.
  • Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet
    Learn about the role of genetics in Alzheimer's disease and what types of Alzheimer’s might be inherited, as well as genetic testing and current research.
  • Biology of Aging
    Learn from NIA’s research on the basic biology of aging. Read about the relationship between aging and genetics, metabolism, and the immune system, as well as directions for future study.