News & Highlights
Estrogen therapy has no long-term effect on cognition in younger postmenopausal women
Junio 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
Junio 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
Junio 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
Junio 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
Junio 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
Junio 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
Junio 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...
Memorial Butler lecture features studies in early Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Mayo 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....
NAPA update: National Alzheimer’s Plan activities underway
Mayo 29, 2013
The National Alzheimer’s Project Act of 2011 (NAPA) set ambitious goals for research, care, and services for Alzheimer’s disease and...
NIA launches new blog for research community
Mayo 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
Mayo 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
Abril 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
Abril 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
Abril 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...
New Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry recruiting 250,000 volunteers
Marzo 28, 2013
People who have been touched by Alzheimer’s—in a parent, partner, grandparent, or friend—know the challenges and sadness of this...
New ADNI studies seek volunteers with memory concerns, and Vietnam veterans
Marzo 28, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, a landmark study in the early detection of Alzheimer’s, is seeking volunteers for two...
"Connecting to Combat Alzheimer's" project wins HHSinnovates awards
Marzo 25, 2013
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) were thrilled to receive the coveted HHSinnovates Program...
Registration open for Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Workshop
Marzo 19, 2013
Please join leading neuroscientists, physicians, and other experts to discuss research on Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias at the National...
Join NIA to honor Dr. Robert Butler with May 8 memorial lecture
Marzo 15, 2013
Dr. Robert Butler, former NIA Director Please join us as Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, a leading expert in the field of...
Analysis finds gene variants associated with Alzheimer’s amyloid deposition
Marzo 5, 2013
NIA-supported researchers combined images of the brains of older people with Alzheimer’s or at risk for the disease with their genetic data to...