How do some older adults retain relatively normal or youthful thinking and memory abilities despite the presence of neurodegeneration or Alzheimer’s-related pathology in the brain?
Millions of Americans and their caregivers are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias now, and that number will continue to grow.
The National Advisory Council on Aging recently met for the second time this year here in Bethesda, MD.
In the interest of increasing speed and efficiency, NIA initiated last year a new strategy for announcing Alzheimer’s-related research topics we hope to support.
In my career I’ve been on both sides of the grant review process.
The recent strong funding support for Alzheimer’s science at NIA is a wonderful opportunity. But this exciting surge in clinical research brings with it a burgeoning demand for clinical research volunteers, and NIA is eager to assist investigators in achieving their recruitment goals.
Anybody who has ever loved, lived with, or cared for a person with Alzheimer's disease or its related dementias knows that its effects are multifaceted, complex, and often difficult to predict.
As the new NIA Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) director, I’m delighted to be leading an established, talented staff of professionals during this exciting time of NIA’s evolution and momentum.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy
Our mission at NIA is to support and train scientists in aging research to promote healthy aging and improved care for individuals in our communities. To do so, we believe it is vital to build a diverse and inclusive scientific environment where innovative ideas and solutions can emerge.
Although knowledge of Alzheimer’s biology has advanced tremendously during the past three decades, many efforts to develop effective drugs or treatments have been unsuccessful.