News & Highlights
NIH deposits first batch of genomic data for Alzheimer’s disease
December 2, 2013
Researchers can now freely access the first batch of genome sequence data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), the National...
NIH-supported study identifies 11 new Alzheimer’s disease risk genes
November 1, 2013
An international group of researchers has identified 11 new genes that offer important new insights into the disease pathways involved in Alzheimer...
NIH funding boosts new Alzheimer’s research on prevention, novel drug targets
October 29, 2013
Please note: A previous version of this release, issued on September 18, 2013, mentioned a pending grant. This updated release contains a description...
September 30, 2013
Advisory Council reviews progress at July meeting The Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services met in Washington, DC, on...
NIA blog off to a good start
September 30, 2013
Launched in May 2013, Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers is gaining subscribers and becoming a must-read NIA resource in just a few short months....
Connections e-newsletter features Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, more research news and highlights
August 26, 2013
The Summer 2013 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now...
The dilemma of delirium in older patients
August 26, 2013
Researchers look for new answers to age-old problem Ill and hospitalized older people sometimes experience episodes of delirium, a state of...
Researchers seek Alzheimer's clues in people with Down syndrome
August 25, 2013
Efforts intensify to identify disease pathways, biomarkers that could lead to therapies As adults with Down syndrome (DS) live longer lives,...
Amylin deposits in the brain may link dementia and diabetes
July 30, 2013
Deposits of a hormone called amylin in the brain may indicate risk for developing dementia and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online...
Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias take spotlight at NIH workshop
July 26, 2013
NINDS Deputy Director Dr. Walter Koroshetz welcomes attendees to the ADRD workshop. While most...
New database helps clinicians, researchers find instruments to detect cognitive impairment in older adults
July 23, 2013
Evaluating the cognitive status of older patients in the primary care setting is one of the first steps in determining the cause of problems with...
Falls may be sign of future Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline
June 28, 2013
Cognitively normal older adults with evidence of early brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease fell more often than did their peers...
Tip sheets for Alzheimer’s caregivers now available as e-books
June 27, 2013
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be a tough job with many demands and challenges. To help, the Alzheimer’s Disease...
Estrogen therapy has no long-term effect on cognition in younger postmenopausal women
June 24, 2013
A randomized clinical trial of estrogen therapy in younger postmenopausal women, aged 50–55, has found no long-term risk or benefit to...
Blog post - economic costs of dementia
June 19, 2013
A new blog post describes an NIA-funded study on the economic costs of caring for people with dementia, and research opportunities on this topic. The...
Novel NIH initiative enables testing of existing compound as Alzheimer's treatment
June 18, 2013
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12.7 million to match nine academic research groups with a selection of pharmaceutical industry...
Biomarkers can predict risk for Alzheimer’s several years before symptoms appear
June 15, 2013
Brain imaging and spinal-fluid testing can help predict which cognitively normal older people will develop Alzheimer’s disease as many as 7.5...
HHS releases 2013 Alzheimer’s disease plan update
June 14, 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update, a follow-up to the...
Blog post - enabling partnerships for Alzheimer's disease drug development
June 12, 2013
A new blog post reports on a recent NIA scientific meeting on Alzheimer's disease. More than 60 leaders from academia, government, foundations,...
NIA seeks director for Office of Special Populations
June 3, 2013
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is pleased to announce an exciting new career opportunity within the Office of the Director. This position will...