News & Highlights
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...
NAPA update: National Alzheimer’s Plan activities underway
May 29, 2013
The National Alzheimer’s Project Act of 2011 (NAPA) set ambitious goals for research, care, and services for Alzheimer’s disease and...
Memorial Butler lecture features studies in early Alzheimer’s diagnosis
May 29, 2013
Family, friends, colleagues, and the NIH scientific community celebrated the life of the NIA’s founding director May 8 at the Dr. Robert N....
NIA launches new blog for research community
May 15, 2013
Get the inside scoop on National Institute on Aging grants and training opportunities, events, research priorities, and policy changes. Inside NIA...
2013 webinar series on Alzheimer’s disease and resources
May 9, 2013
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) are collaborating...
Suppressing protein may stem Alzheimer’s disease process
April 25, 2013
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in...
Gene variant linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans
April 15, 2013
A variant of a gene involved in cholesterol and lipid production is associated with significantly higher risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease...
NIH-supported study finds U.S. dementia care costs as high as $215 billion in 2010
April 4, 2013
The costs of caring for people with dementia in the United States in 2010 were between $159 billion to $215 billion, and those costs could rise...