Read the Latest Aging and Alzheimer’s News from NIA

Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research from the National Institute on Aging Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer's-like brain disorder— A recently recognized brain disorder called LATE mimics clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease. LATE has for…

Read the latest in aging and Alzheimer’s news from NIA

Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH: Some Alzheimer's biomarkers differ by race, NIA-funded study finds—An NIA-supported study finding racial differences in some Alzheimer’s biomarkers suggests…

Does Alzheimer’s Run in Your Family

From the National Institute on Aging... Families have many things in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Together, these things may offer clues to diseases, like Alzheimer’s, that can run in a family. A doctor may ask the patient…

What’s the connection between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?

A message from the National Institute on Aging... Many, but not all, people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. Scientists are conducting basic studies, biomarker studies, and clinical trials to better understand why some people with…

Help prevent falls in people with Alzheimer’s

Here is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   People with Alzheimer’s may not see as well as they used to, making it a problem to navigate around the house safely. Here are some changes you can make…

Alzheimer’s and dementia research needs you!

The following is a message from the National Institute on Aging:   Alzheimer’s and related dementias clinical trials nationwide are looking for volunteers just like you! Many people say participating in a clinical trial is a way to play a…

What are biomarkers and how do they help detect dementia?

From the National Institute on Aging: Biomarkers are measures of what is happening inside the living body, shown by the results of laboratory and imaging tests. Biomarkers can help doctors and scientists diagnose diseases and health conditions, find health risks…

Too Soon to Forget Documentary Airs on American Public Television

Posted for Susan Frick, MSW: For many years, the Without Warning support group of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center has been creating a documentary on the experience of younger onset Alzheimer's disease, called Too Soon To Forget. Selected by American…

Inform the National Participation Strategy in Alzheimer’s Research

As part of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, studies are being funded to test treatments, interventions and services for people with Alzheimer’s and their families. Yet, efforts to engage participants in this research are not on pace with…

Helping Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family, including children and grandchildren. It’s important to talk to them about what is happening. How much and what kind of information you share depends on the child’s age…