News & Highlights
Mixed pathologies likely cause dementia in the oldest-old
August 28, 2015
The brains of people who live to age 90 and older—the oldest-old—usually have a mix of pathologies associated with dementia. Alzheimer...
People with memory complaints, Alzheimer’s risk gene show early biological signs of disease
May 15, 2015
Cognitively normal older adults who report memory problems and have a genetic risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease also have biological...
NIH summit delivers recommendations to transform Alzheimer’s disease research
May 1, 2015
The National Institutes of Health released recommendations today that provide a framework for a bold and transformative Alzheimer’s disease...
Read latest Connections newsletter for Alzheimer’s research news
April 24, 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now...
Institute of Medicine releases report on cognitive aging
April 14, 2015
A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for increased research on assessing and maintaining cognitive health in older adults. The...
Summit sets the path ahead for Alzheimer's treatment, prevention
April 7, 2015
More than 500 leading researchers and dedicated advocates gathered at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and...
NIH to estimate total funding needs for Alzheimer’s research
April 7, 2015
Special research budget will go to President, Congress NIH's "bypass budget" will estimate the...
Nations gather to coordinate global dementia research
April 7, 2015
NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes addresses participants at the WHO global dementia conference. NIA...
Health professionals: Find Alzheimer’s and dementia resources
March 31, 2015
Do you work with patients or clients with cognitive impairment? Visit our new online portal for free clinical practice tools, training materials, and...
Find information about volunteering for Alzheimer's clinical trials and studies
March 23, 2015
Researchers are making great advances in identifying potential new ways to help diagnose, treat, and even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But it...
Physical activity associated with fewer aging brain-related movement problems
March 16, 2015
Age-related brain lesions known as white matter hyperintensities (WMH) have been linked to movement problems and disabilities in late life. A recent...
NIH-led effort launches Big Data portal for Alzheimer’s drug discovery
March 4, 2015
A National Institutes of Health-led public-private partnership to transform and accelerate drug development achieved a significant milestone today...
Researchers develop “epigenetic clock” to measure aging in Down syndrome
February 23, 2015
Researchers at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine recently published the first study that provides definitive evidence that people with...
NIA seeks director for Division of Neuroscience
February 13, 2015
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human...
Use of anticholinergic drugs linked to higher dementia risk
February 3, 2015
Older adults who take anticholinergic drugs, which are commonly prescribed for a wide range of health conditions, may be at significantly higher risk...
Blog post - tune in to NIA Council webcast January 28
January 21, 2015
The Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging meets on January 28. Watch online from 8:00 AM to about 1:15 PM EST. Dr. Robin Barr,...
Blog post - NCRAD offers genetic samples and data vital to Alzheimer’s research
December 18, 2014
Dr. Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director of the Division of Neuroscience, has a new blog post about the NIA-funded National Cell Repository for...
HHS/NIH proposed changes for registering, reporting clinical trial information
November 19, 2014
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes regulations to implement...
Alzheimer’s research news featured in fall 2014 Connections
November 4, 2014
The Fall 2014 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now...
NIA guide for primary care doctors on assessing cognitive impairment
November 3, 2014
Primary care physicians and their staffs are often the first healthcare professionals to see older patients with memory loss or other cognitive...