Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events happening at NIA:
- Brain Donation: A Gift for Future Generations — Brain donation helps researchers study brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, which affect millions of people. Learn about why people donate their brains, the process of brain donation, and how you can enroll to make this generous gift.
- Summit Virtual Meeting Series: 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers — Presentations and moderated discussions will identify evidence-based programs, strategies, approaches, and research that can help advance dementia care. Register for the final portion of this series on August 13 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. EDT.
- Lower wealth linked with faster physical and mental aging — People with lower household wealth have a higher risk of many diseases and have a shorter lifespan. Some lifestyle factors like chronic stress, reduced access to resources, and higher rates of smoking may play a role.
- Visual impairment in older women linked to increased risk of dementia — A recent study found that visual impairment may increase a person’s risk for dementia or mild cognitive impairment.
- Large study links gum disease with dementia — A recent analysis led by NIA scientists suggests that bacteria that cause gum disease are also associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, especially vascular dementia.
- People with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s show similar changes in metabolic processes as people with late stage disease — People with Down syndrome who are at risk for or have Alzheimer’s disease experience disruption in the energy metabolism processes in their cells, similar to those seen in late stage disease, according to study from the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Consortium–Down Syndrome study.
Read more of the latest NIA research news at the NIA newsroom.
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