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Influenza B virus particles isolated from a patient sample and propagated in cell culture.
Could a viral illness increase chances of developing Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative disease?
Some viral illnesses may increase a person’s chances of later developing Alzheimer’s disease or another neurodegenerative disorder. Though a causal link cannot be confirmed, an NIH study found significant associations.
Older adult man having blood drawn at a lab to test for Alzheimer's.
Blood test for early Alzheimer’s detection
NIA-funded researchers develop blood test for early Alzheimer’s detection.
Older adult and daughter using their vision and smell while cooking.
Take care of your senses: The science behind sensory loss and dementia risk
Read about NIA-funded research that is uncovering new insights on how hearing, vision, and smell may play a role in overall cognitive health.