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Read the latest scientific news and updates on Alzheimer’s disease and related 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.
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HHS Marks 10th Anniversary of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is launching its month-long celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, which was first released in May 2012 as part of the National Alzheimer's Project Act.
Richard Hodes
NAPA at 10: A decade of Alzheimer’s and related dementias research progress
For the 10-year anniversary of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease we will pause to consider how far we have come.
Research Scientist
Indian Health Service funding provides resources to address Alzheimer’s disease
The Indian Health Service is announcing $5 million to target resources directly to tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and IHS direct service facilities to address Alzheimer’s disease within tribal communities.
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Mental disorders linked with an increased risk for dementia earlier in life
NIA-supported study links mental disorders earlier in life with a higher risk for dementia and for developing dementia at a younger age.
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Some arthritis drugs may reduce Alzheimer’s and related dementias risk in those with heart disease
New findings from the ongoing DREAM study suggest that certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs may lower incidences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in people with cardiovascular disease.
Scientists looking at a computer screen, studying how blood markers may track FTD.
Blood marker shows potential for tracking frontotemporal dementia
An NIA-supported study finds blood marker shows potential for tracking frontotemporal dementia.
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Two molecular maps of blood vessels in the human brain reveal links to dementia
Two studies extensively analyze blood vessels in the human brain on a single-cell level and show that changes in the molecular makeup of these vessels are linked to dementia.
Dr. Richard J. Hodes
NIA statement on CMS Medicare coverage policy for approved monoclonal antibodies directed against amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer’s
Read the NIA Director's statement on CMS Medicare coverage policy for approved monoclonal antibodies directed against amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer’s
3D graphic of a damaged motor neuron from ALS.
TREM2 protein seems to protect brain cells from toxic TDP-43 protein
A mouse study shows that TREM2 protein may help protect the brain from TDP-43-related neurodegeneration.