News & Highlights
Health care costs for dementia found greater than for any other disease
October 27, 2015
In the last five years of life, total health care spending for people with dementia was more than a quarter-million dollars per person, some 57...
Researchers identify new area of brain associated with suppressing inappropriate behavioral response
September 24, 2015
The ability to suppress inappropriate behavioral responses—known as cognitive inhibitory control—is essential for everyday living. The...
2015 Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Webinar Series for Professionals
September 4, 2015
Get up to speed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia. Learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower community members,...
Adults obese or overweight at midlife may be at risk for earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease
September 1, 2015
Being obese or overweight in middle age has been linked to increased risk of dementia. To learn more, researchers at the National Institute on Aging...
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...
Nations gather to coordinate global dementia research
April 7, 2015
NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes addresses participants at the WHO global dementia conference. NIA...
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...
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,...