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Read the latest scientific news and updates on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Immune cells control waste clearance in the brain
NIA-funded researchers identified a type of immune cell that helps clear waste products in the brain.
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Vision impairment is associated with as many as 100,000 U.S. dementia cases
NIA funded research suggests that existing treatments for vision problems including eye exams, glasses prescriptions, and cataract surgery may potentially have prevented about 100,000 cases of dementia in the U.S.
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NIH releases 2022 dementia research progress report
The report features science advances and related efforts made between March 2021 and early 2022 in areas including drug development, lifestyle interventions, biomarker research, and more.
Scientists find a possible genetic tie between cerebrovascular risk factors and Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists uncover a possible genetic tie between brain blood vessel damage and Alzheimer’s disease
Scientists find a possible genetic tie between cerebrovascular risk factors and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Potential contributor to sex differences in Alzheimer’s risk
NIA-funded researchers found X-chromosome linked protein that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease in women.
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No association of Viagra and Cialis with reduced Alzheimer’s disease risk
NIA researchers found no association of Viagra and Cialis with reduced Alzheimer’s disease risk.
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Increased financial generosity linked to lower cognition and may be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease
Financial altruism in older adults linked to lower cognitive function and could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Daily multivitamin may improve cognition in older adults
NIH-funded researchers found that a daily multivitamin may improve cognition in older adults.
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Large-scale study of brain proteins uncovers new clues to Alzheimer’s disease
Large-scale study of brain proteins uncovers new clues to Alzheimer’s disease.
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Scientists show how electronic medical records may be used to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease
Study uses electronic medical records data for deep phenotyping of Alzheimer’s disease clinical characteristics and association analysis to identify differences by sex and between people with and without the disease.