News & Highlights
2017 Alzheimer's and Dementia Webinars for Professionals
February 13, 2017
Get up to speed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia, and learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower community members,...
Putting exercise to the test in people at risk for Alzheimer’s
February 6, 2017
Can exercise slow or prevent cognitive decline in older people who are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease? A new clinical trial led by...
Harnessing gamma brain waves to clear Alzheimer’s proteins
December 29, 2016
Animal study tests novel way to influence Alzheimer's-related brain changes Gamma brain waves—electrical charges that help link and...
Identifying brain networks that keep memory skills youthful in cognitive “superagers”
November 4, 2016
Older adults with above average memory skills for their age—so-called cognitive "superagers"—have distinct differences in brain...
Identifying mechanisms that may keep memories sharp in the aging brain
September 23, 2016
New stem cells in the dentate gyrus section of the hippocampus—the brain structure responsible for memory and learning—grow and integrate...
HHS takes steps to provide more information about clinical trials to the public
September 20, 2016
On Sept. 16, 2016, in an effort to make information about clinical trials widely available to the public, the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
NIA boosts Alzheimer’s research network with two new centers
September 19, 2016
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH is pleased to announce two new additions to its Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program—a...
NIH award expands landmark Alzheimer’s biomarker study
September 8, 2016
The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)—the long-running National Institutes of Health-supported study investigating brain...
People at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease to test prevention drugs
August 23, 2016
The two biggest risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease—age and carrying a risk gene—can’t be changed. But what if...
Fiscal year 2018 bypass budget for Alzheimer’s and related dementias available online
August 1, 2016
A new report prepared by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH at the request of Congress—Stopping Alzheimer's Disease and Related...
Eliezer Masliah to head NIA’s Division of Neuroscience
July 18, 2016
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that Eliezer Masliah, M.D., a leader in Alzheimer...
Brain scans offer insights into loss of money skills
July 12, 2016
Older adults are all too often easy targets for financial abuse, and those with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders are...
High blood pressure is linked to cognitive decline
June 16, 2016
Studies explore treatments, prevention There’s a saying, “What’s good for your heart is good for your brain.” Evidence...
Decoding the molecular ties between vascular disease and Alzheimer's
March 14, 2016
Seeking a better understanding of vascular contributions to Alzheimer's disease, the National Institutes of Health has launched the Molecular...
Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?
February 29, 2016
Studies confirm what many people already know: Sleep gets worse with age. Middle-aged and older adults often sleep less deeply, wake more frequently...
Study examines factors behind decline in dementia incidence
February 11, 2016
In the United States, as many as 5.2 million people age 65 and older are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of...
Cognitive Aging Conference: Bringing NIA Centers Together
February 1, 2016
The UC Davis RCMAR (Latino Aging Research Resource Center) and the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will be hosting a Cognitive Aging...
2014-2015 NIH Alzheimer’s disease progress report available online
December 11, 2015
A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National Institutes of Health-funded research advances and initiatives in Alzheimer...
SIRT3 enzyme protects brain cells from stress, helped by exercise
December 2, 2015
As animals, including humans, age or develop brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, their brain cells may not produce enough energy to remain...
NIH supports new studies to find Alzheimer’s biomarkers in Down syndrome
November 18, 2015
The National Institutes of Health has launched a new initiative to identify biomarkers and track the progression of Alzheimer’s in people with...