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Family member availability predicts likelihood of unpaid care for people living with dementia
A study of nearly 2,900 older adults with dementia conducted by NIA-supported researchers suggests that the availability of family members determines the likelihood of unpaid care rather than paid care.
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Growing evidence for personality traits connection to Alzheimer’s amyloid and tau
NIA-supported researchers found that people whose personalities were less neurotic and more conscientious tended to have lower levels of amyloid and tau deposits and Alzheimer’s disease pathology in the brain.
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NIA-VA effort increases recruitment of veterans for Alzheimer’s research
Learn about NIA's and the VA's effort to increase recruitment of veterans to participate in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias research.