Plan now to attend the Cognitive Aging Summit 2017
January 13, 2017
Mark your calendars April 6-7 for the upcoming Cognitive Aging Summit 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland. Researchers from across the country will gather to discuss promising areas of research into age-related brain and cognitive changes, with a...
Harnessing gamma brain waves to clear Alzheimer’s proteins
December 29, 2016
Animal study tests novel way to influence Alzheimer's-related brain changes Gamma brain waves—electrical charges that help link and process information from all parts of the brain—are known to slow down in the brains of...
Adaptive brain network change supports healthy cognitive aging in rats
December 9, 2016
Why does our ability to remember fail as we age? Is age-related memory loss normal, or a sign of something worse, like Alzheimer’s disease? A new study in rats suggests that part of the answer may rest on how effectively different...
National study reports decreased dementia prevalence
December 5, 2016
Dementia prevalence among Americans age 65 and older decreased significantly between 2000 and 2012, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine on November 21, 2016. Results from the nationally representative Health and...
Identifying brain networks that keep memory skills youthful in cognitive “superagers”
November 4, 2016
Older adults with above average memory skills for their age—so-called cognitive "superagers"—have distinct differences in brain networks compared to their cognitively normal peers. NIA-funded researchers identified...
Director’s Regional Meeting on Aging Research, Atlanta
September 28, 2016
SAVE THE DATE – Thursday, October 20, 2016 The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health is partnering with the Morehouse School of Medicine to convene a regional workshop. This will be an opportunity...
Identifying mechanisms that may keep memories sharp in the aging brain
September 23, 2016
New stem cells in the dentate gyrus section of the hippocampus—the brain structure responsible for memory and learning—grow and integrate with existing cells to make memories stronger and more precise. The new cells compete for...
NIA boosts Alzheimer’s research network with two new centers
September 19, 2016
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH is pleased to announce two new additions to its Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program—a network of researchers and clinicians developing and sharing new approaches and findings to...
People at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease to test prevention drugs
August 23, 2016
The two biggest risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease—age and carrying a risk gene—can’t be changed. But what if people could do something to counteract those risks and possibly tip the balance in their...
Brain scans offer insights into loss of money skills
July 12, 2016
Older adults are all too often easy targets for financial abuse, and those with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders are especially vulnerable. To learn more about seniors’ financial skills, NIA-funded scientists...