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News & Events

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

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Heart attacks may be linked to accelerated cognitive decline over time
Study finds link between heart attack and risk of faster rate of cognitive decline in the following years.
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Hearing aids slow cognitive decline in people at high risk
NIA-funded study finds hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in individuals who are high risk.
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Specialized dementia care in nursing homes linked to better outcomes for residents
Study finds that nursing home residents with dementia have better outcomes in facilities that provide specialty dementia care.
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Unique blood cells are linked to reduced Alzheimer’s disease risk
NIA-funded study shows that clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
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Excess dementia-related deaths declined in second year of COVID-19 pandemic
Study finds decline in excess dementia-related deaths from the first to second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air pollution from different emission sources is associated with incident dementia
NIH-funded study suggests reducing exposure to airborne particulates may decrease dementia risk.
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High blood glucose accelerates cognitive decline in stroke survivors
Study links high glucose in stroke survivors with faster cognitive decline.
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NIH releases Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research progress report and fiscal year 2025 professional judgment budget
During the July 31 meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services, NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D., unveiled NIH’s FY 2025 Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and the NIH Scientific Progress Report.
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Biden-Harris administration announces Medicare dementia care model
The Biden-Harris Administration is taking further action on its commitment to promote care and support for people with Medicare living with dementia and their unpaid caregivers with its Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model.
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Changes in human microbiome precede Alzheimer’s cognitive declines
NIA study finds changes in gut microbiome precede Alzheimer’s cognitive decline.

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