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  • Drs. Pierre Tariot, Jessica Langbaum, and Eric Reiman of Banner Alzheimer's Institute
    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...

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    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...

  • NIA opens GEMSSTAR awards to dental specialists
    June 23, 2016

    NIA’s Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) program is now open to dentists and dental specialists interested in starting a research career related to aging. Details about the...

  • High blood pressure is linked to cognitive decline
    June 16, 2016

    Studies explore treatments, prevention There’s a saying, “What’s good for your heart is good for your brain.” Evidence supports preventing or controlling cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure to...

  • Age-related cognitive decline: Women are more resilient than men
    April 28, 2016

    Previous research has shown that aging affects cognitive ability, and that subtle sex differences in cognition exist across the lifespan. A recent observational study by Dr. Anna C. McCarrey and colleagues in NIA’s Intramural...

  • Case, Deaton awarded Cozzarelli Prize for top paper
    March 18, 2016

    The Division of Behavioral and Social Research congratulates Drs. Anne Case and Angus Deaton on their selection as winners of the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Case and Deaton's article,...

  • Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?
    February 29, 2016

    Studies confirm what many people already know: Sleep gets worse with age. Middle-aged and older adults often sleep less deeply, wake more frequently at night, or awake too early in the morning. Could these problems be related to risk of...

  • Behavioral intervention reduces inappropriate antibiotic prescribing
    February 25, 2016

    When prescribed correctly, antibiotics can be very effective in treating a variety of bacterial infections. However, U.S. clinicians often prescribe antibiotics to patients with non-bacterial infections, particularly those with acute viral...

  • Study examines factors behind decline in dementia incidence
    February 11, 2016

    In the United States, as many as 5.2 million people age 65 and older are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and these numbers are expected to rise with an aging population. However, a new NIH-...

  • Cognitive Aging Conference: Bringing NIA Centers Together
    February 1, 2016

    The UC Davis RCMAR (Latino Aging Research Resource Center) and the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will be hosting a Cognitive Aging Conference at UC Davis on March 16. The goals of the conference are to present a framework for...

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