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

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Nearly 40% of older adult brains studied showed signs of Alzheimer’s-like LATE dementia
Nearly 40% of older adults may experience Alzheimer’s-like LATE dementia.
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New web portal gives scientists access to dozens of neurodegenerative disease stem cells
Researchers can obtain stem cells that NIH Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) scientists have specially engineered for studying the genes behind Alzheimer’s disease several other neurodegenerative disorders.
NIH Professional Judgement Budget for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Research, Fiscal Year 2024. Looking Forward: Opportunities to Accelerate Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Research: Innovations in Prevention, Treatment, and Care Research
NIH Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Professional Judgment Budget for FY2024 now online
During the July 25 meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services, NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D., unveiled NIH’s FY 2024 Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. 
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Cerebrospinal fluid from young mice improved memory in older mice
Scientists discovered a specific protein in young mice CSF that may help improve memory and provide a new therapeutic target for treating age-related memory loss and neurodegenerative disorders.
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Overactive wakefulness neurons disrupt sleep in aging mice
NIA-supported scientists discovered that hyperactive wakefulness neurons cause fragmented sleep in aging mice.
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Blood lipids involved with the protective effect of an Alzheimer’s disease gene suggest new targets for prevention
Different forms of the APOE gene can either protect against or increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. Lipids associated with these genotypes could be therapeutic targets to prevent or treat the onset of this disease.
Beta amyloid peptid aggregating to amyloid plaques
Amyloid structure linked to different types of Alzheimer’s disease
The structure of filaments that come together to form amyloid plaques differ depending on whether a person has sporadic or inherited Alzheimer’s disease, or a different degenerative brain condition.
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Senescent brain cells may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease
People with Alzheimer’s have more senescent cells in their brains than people without this disease, a new NIA-supported study shows. These neurons have high levels of tau tangles.
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Antioxidant effects on dementia risk may differ
Research shows that higher blood levels of some antioxidants are associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
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Loss of smell linked to Alzheimer’s cognitive impairment and biomarkers
A research team lead by NIA scientists found strong connections between loss of sense of smell, and Alzheimer’s cognitive decline and biomarkers.