Topics of Interest: Alzheimer's
NIH funding boosts new Alzheimer’s research on prevention, novel drug targets
October 29, 2013
Please note: A previous version of this release, issued on September 18, 2013, mentioned a pending grant. This updated release contains a description of that grant. Researchers will test promising drugs aimed at preventing Alzheimer...
Connections e-newsletter features Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, more research news and highlights
August 26, 2013
The Summer 2013 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Read about Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome and how...
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 in the Annals of Neurology. The analysis by researchers at the NIA-funded Alzheimer...
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 without these brain changes, a new study reported online in Neurology. The results suggest that...
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 initial plan released in May 2012. The update reflects our national progress towards...
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 dramatically with the increase in the numbers of older people in coming decades, according to...
NIH-supported Alzheimer’s studies to focus on innovative treatments
January 14, 2013
With new research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s disease study network will undertake four major studies aimed at finding new treatments for the disease. The award supports the...
New database aims to capture international Alzheimer’s disease research efforts
October 10, 2012
NIH, Alzheimer’s Association invite research funders to participate A new, publicly available database is seeking to capture the full spectrum of current Alzheimer’s disease research investments and resources—both in...
Risk gene for Alzheimer’s disease associated with lower brain amyloid
October 1, 2012
Researchers investigating a known gene risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease discovered it is associated with lower levels of beta amyloid—a brain protein involved in Alzheimer’s—in cognitively healthy older people....
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit offers research recommendations
May 18, 2012
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention, held May 14-15, 2012, brought together leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease and other complex diseases to identify research priorities and...