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Daily Multivitamin Use and Cognition in Older Adults

An NIA-funded research team at Wake Forest University School of Medicine aimed to fill the gaps in our understanding of multivitamins and flavanols — compounds found in high levels in unprocessed cocoa — and their effects on cognition. The study examined more than 2,200 participants, ages 65 and older, who enrolled in the study fromContinue reading “Daily Multivitamin Use and Cognition in Older Adults”

Optimism linked to longevity, the connection between Alzheimer’s and cholesterol, novel blood biomarkers in Parkinson’s, and more

Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events from NIA: Read more of the latest NIA research news in the NIA newsroom.

Optimism Linked to Longevity, the Connection Between Alzheimer’s and Cholesterol, Novel Blood Biomarkers in Parkinson’s, and More

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Nearly 40% of Older Adult Brains in an NIA-funded Study Showed Signs of LATE, a Form of Dementia

A recent NIA-funded study found that nearly 40% of participants had brain changes associated with limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE). LATE is a recently characterized brain disorder that causes symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease but with different underlying causes. There is currently no way to diagnose LATE in living people. In this study, a teamContinue reading “Nearly 40% of Older Adult Brains in an NIA-funded Study Showed Signs of LATE, a Form of Dementia”

RUSH Researchers Receive Grant to Study Dementia Therapy Device

Researchers at the RUSH Alzheimer’s Disease Center have been awarded a half million dollars in funding from the National Institute on Aging to help study a portable device aimed at providing emotional comfort to people with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias. The device, Memesto, allows caregivers, family and friends to record and schedule musicContinue reading RUSH Researchers Receive Grant to Study Dementia Therapy Device

Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and cognitive health? Learn about new and featured studies below or search for clinical trials and studies near you with the Alzheimers.gov Clinical Trials Finder New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details and contact information. Caregiving Cognitive Training and Exercise Drugs SpeechContinue reading “Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research”

New funding opportunities from NIA

Recent funding opportunities and notices This alert links to all of the Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices published by the National Institute on Aging at NIH in the previous month, giving researchers and trainees a heads up about what’s new. Read about the latest NIA Funding Opportunities (published in June 2022) by clicking on theContinue reading “New funding opportunities from NIA”

Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research

Interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and cognitive health? Learn about new and featured studies below or search for clinical trials and studies near you with the Alzheimers.gov Clinical Trials Finder. New and featured studies Click on the trial name for details and contact information. Caregiving SilverBills: A Financial and Legal Tech ToolContinue reading “Volunteers Needed for Studies to Advance Dementia Research”

Blocking Hormone Improves Alzheimer’s Symptoms; Direct Link Between Brain Inflammation, Neuron Death, & Cognitive Changes in Mice; and more

Check out the latest in aging advances, research, and events from NIA: NIA statement on CMS Medicare coverage policy for approved monoclonal antibodies directed against amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer’s — Read a statement from NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D. Blocking hormone improves Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice — An NIA-supported study found that a hormoneContinue reading “Blocking Hormone Improves Alzheimer’s Symptoms; Direct Link Between Brain Inflammation, Neuron Death, & Cognitive Changes in Mice; and more”