A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research.
Prepared annually by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH, the latest report -- 2011-2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort  -- describes new investments and summarizes research in several areas:
- prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease
- biology of Alzheimer’s and the aging brain
- genes that may play a role in the disease
- risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia
- neuroimaging and biomarkers that detect and track the disease
- translational research to identify and test new drugs
- potential new therapies to treat, delay, or prevent Alzheimer’s
- gender and racial differences in the impact of Alzheimer’s
Other features include a primer on Alzheimer’s disease and the brain, tables listing NIA-funded clinical trials, and videos that further explain critical areas of study.
Read online or download the free report: 2011-2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort