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Research

  • 2013-2014 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenges 2013-2014 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenges
    A summary of Alzheimer's disease research, infrastructure, and funding supported by the NIH.
  • Aging Hearts and Arteries: A Scientific Quest
    Older adults are at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Get in-depth information about the effects of aging on the heart, blood vessels, and other parts of the body.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clinical Trials and Older People
    To test new treatments for many diseases, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are needed – including older people. Learn what clinical trials are and how you can take part in the latest research on aging. Read about the benefits of participating in clinical trials and questions to ask before volunteering.
  • Finding Your Way—Resources for Early Career Researchers
    Get current information about NIA and other federal funding as well as training opportunities for new investigators. Programs listed support predoc­toral and postdoctoral fellows and clinically trained individuals interested in aging, age-related diseases, and the special needs of older people.
  • Participating in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials and Studies Fact Sheet
    Learn about joining an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial or study, and why participating in research is important in our search for treatments and cures. Find out what it’s like to participate, questions you should ask, and what you can expect.
  • Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?
    Although Alzheimer's disease currently has no cure, recent research results point toward a day when it might be possible to delay, slow down, or even prevent this devastating brain disorder. This 24-page booklet describes the latest NIA-funded research about prevention of Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline, from physical exercise and diet to social engagement and cognitive training. Also included are tips for staying healthy as you grow older.
  • The Dementias: Hope Through Research
    Get an overview of dementia, including its many types, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and research in this publication from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Understanding Risk: What Do Those Headlines Really Mean?
    Find out what risk means when it's part of a news report about your health.  Learn how to understand research results that might be important to you and your health.

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