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  • Increased brain activity may compensate for amyloid pathology in older brains
    September 15, 2014

    Researchers have long wondered why some older people remain cognitively normal despite having abnormal levels of beta-amyloid in their brains, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. While research has shown that older adults with Mild...

  • OSP Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Kimberly Johnson
    September 11, 2014

    Dr. Kimberly Johnson is dedicating her career to identifying best practices among providers to increase access to hospice care for older African Americans. Her research describes inter-county variability in ethnic disparities in hospice...

  • NIH-funded researchers link epigenome changes to Alzheimer’s disease
    August 15, 2014

    Two new NIH-supported studies have shown that a person’s epigenome—the chemical modifications, or marks, on our DNA that turn gene activity on and off—may influence Alzheimer’s disease-related changes in the brain...

  • NIH-supported study shows promise for blood test for Alzheimer’s disease
    August 15, 2014

    Preliminary findings from a study by National Institute on Aging (NIA) scientists and colleagues showed that a blood test for Alzheimer’s-related proteins may accurately predict who might be at risk for the disease years before...

  • Physical activity and Alzheimer’s-related hippocampal atrophy
    August 4, 2014

    Physical activity may help prevent atrophy of the hippocampus, a brain region important for learning and memory that often shrinks in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study that looked at the rate of atrophy...

  • OSP Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Alexander Smith
    August 4, 2014

    Dr. Alexander Smith is working to improve quality of life and communication for older adults with life limiting illness. After training in Primary Care Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr...

  • Landmark A4 Alzheimer's prevention trial now enrolling
    July 9, 2014

    Healthy older adults age 65 to 85 with normal memory but who may be at risk of Alzheimer’s are invited to participate in a major clinical trial to prevent or delay the disease. The trial—Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic...

  • NIH reports on recent Alzheimer’s research advances
    July 7, 2014

    2013-2014 NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report Available Online A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National Institutes of Health-funded Alzheimer’s disease research advances and new initiatives...

  • 2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias
    July 2, 2014

    NIA co-hosting 2014 webinar series for professionals on Alzheimer’s and related dementias The National Institute on Aging, Administration for Community Living, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are collaborating to...

  • Blog post - grant applicants and just-in-time information
    June 26, 2014

    Grant applicants sometimes receive emails from the NIH asking for additional information on their grant applications. These emails do not necessarily mean the grant will be funded. A new blog post by Dr. Robin Barr, Director of the NIA...

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