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

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Hearing loss linked to worse cognitive function in Hispanic/Latino American adults
Hearing loss in the Hispanic/Latino community could be linked to worse cognitive functioning in older adults, a study funded by NIA suggests.
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Brain’s waste removal system may offer path to better outcomes in Alzheimer’s therapy
Mouse study suggests that treatments such as the immunotherapy aducanumab may be more effective when the brain’s lymphatic system can better drain the amyloid-beta protein that accumulates in the brains of those living with Alzheimer’s.
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New paper estimates AT(N) framework impact on effectiveness of Alzheimer’s research
NIA funded research estimates AT(N) framework impact on effectiveness of Alzheimer’s research.
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Lack of sleep in middle age may increase dementia risk
Recent NIA-funded study found that people who slept six hours or less each night in their 50s and 60s were more likely to develop dementia later in life.
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Dr. Andrew Singleton to direct new NIH intramural research effort for Alzheimer’s and related dementias research
NIH announces Andrew B. Singleton, Ph.D. will direct a new NIH intramural laboratory, the Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias (CARD).
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2021 NIH Alzheimer's Research Summit
Join leading scientists and other innovators, public health advocates, and other stakeholders for a virtual summit showcasing progress in Alzheimer’s disease research.
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NIA study identifies FDA-approved drugs that may also be helpful for dementia
NIA is leading the DREAM study, an innovative new project to find FDA-approved medicines that can be repurposed to prevent or treat dementia.
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NIH scientists try a new twist on using ‘personalized’ stem cells for studying dementia
Researchers who are part of the NIH’s iPSC Neurodegenerative Disease Initiative plan a new approach to testing out genetic mutations linked to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in cells.
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Dementia is linked to increased pain years before diagnosis
People with dementia may experience higher pain levels more than a decade before diagnosis, according to a new study.
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Half of Alzheimer’s disease cases may be mild
A new NIA-funded study finds that half of people with Alzheimer’s disease may have mild rather than moderate or severe cases.