A-Z Health Topics Index
2014-2015 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Advancing Research Toward a Cure
Read about the latest Alzheimer’s and dementia research funded by NIA, part of NIH. The report describes advances in brain science and research collaboration.
Aging Hearts and Arteries: A Scientific Quest
Older adults are at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Get in-depth information about the effects of aging on the heart, blood vessels, and other parts of the body.
Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet
Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving.
Biology of Aging
Learn from NIA’s research on the basic biology of aging. Read about the relationship between aging and genetics, metabolism, and the immune system, as well as directions for future study.
Clinical Trials and Older People
Do you want to be a clinical trials research volunteer? Read about the benefits and risk, and words like placebo, informed consent, and control group.
Participating in Alzheimer's Research: For Yourself and Future Generations
Learn about volunteering for Alzheimer's research and why it matters. Read about benefits and risks, questions to ask, safety, and finding trials.
Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?
Learn what research shows about Alzheimer's risk factors and prevention strategies, including exercise, diet, and cognitive training.
Stopping Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Advancing Our Nation's Research Agenda
Learn about NIH-funded research on Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and other types of dementia—the latest advances in brain science.
The Dementias: Hope Through Research
This NIH guide is an overview of research on Alzheimer's, vascular dementia, mixed dementia, CTE, frontotemporal disorders, Lewy body dementia, and more.
Why Population Aging Matters: A Global Perspective
Why Population Aging Matters: A Global Perspective (PDF, 1.44MB) provides a succinct description of population trends that are transforming the world in fundamental ways. This report, using data from the United Nations, U.S. Census Bureau, and Statistical Office of the European Communities, as well as regional surveys, identifies nine emerging trends in global aging. These trends present a snapshot of challenges and opportunities that will stimulate a cross-national scientific and policy dialogue.