Suppressing protein may stem Alzheimer’s disease process
April 25, 2013
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in Alzheimer’s disease. It’s based on unclogging removal of toxic debris that accumulates...
Gene variant linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s in African Americans
April 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 in African Americans than in non-Hispanic whites of European ancestry, a recent study found....
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 estimates...
"Connecting to Combat Alzheimer's" project wins HHSinnovates awards
March 25, 2013
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) were thrilled to receive the coveted HHSinnovates Program’s People’s Choice Award for the Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s initiative. 23,000...
Registration open for Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Workshop
March 19, 2013
Please join leading neuroscientists, physicians, and other experts to discuss research on Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias at the National Institutes of Health campus on May 1-2. The meeting will help set research priorities for these...
Join NIA to honor Dr. Robert Butler with May 8 memorial lecture
March 15, 2013
Dr. Robert Butler, former NIA Director Please join us as Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, a leading expert in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, presents Neuroimaging and Biomarkers: How Early Can We Diagnose...
Apply by March 22 for the 2013 Summer Institute on Aging Research
March 11, 2013
Applications are now closed to participate in the National Institute on Aging (NIA) 2013 Summer Institute on Aging Research. This 6-day workshop for investigators new to the field is focused on current issues, research methodologies, and funding...
Analysis finds gene variants associated with Alzheimer’s amyloid deposition
March 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 find a previously unknown link between the gene for butyrlcholinesterase (BCHE) and beta-amyloid...
Vote by March 8 to raise awareness of Alzheimer's collaboration!
February 26, 2013
“Connecting to Combat Alzheimer’s,” a collaborative effort of NIA and the Administration on Community Living (ACL), is competing to win the People’s Choice Award of HHSinnovates, which recognizes creative thinking at HHS...
Go4Life® exercise campaign celebrates successful first year
January 31, 2013
Go4Life, NIA’s national exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults had a very productive first year. Launched in October, 2011, the campaign encourages Americans 50+ to fit exercise and physical activity into daily life. Go4Life...