Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimers blocks
Learn about recent Alzheimer’s Disease research and discover classroom resources covering the basics.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
As we age, connections between brain cells weaken and cells can't communicate with each other as effectively, leading to problems with memory and cognitive ability.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
How has the absence of disease affected the brain and aging since the early 19th century?
  • University of Texas: Neuroscience Online
An early discovery kicked off a century of Alzheimer's research.
  • BioInteractive
Learn about the past, present, and future of Alzheimer's research and treatment.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
  • TED
  • 8 min
Synapses in the hippocampus may hold a key to the processes behind Alzheimer’s disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Dana Alliance member Gary Landreth, Ph.D., is a professor of neurosciences and neurology and the director of the Alzheimer Research Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
  • The Dana Foundation
Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ dies of Alzheimer’s disease
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Explore the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and learn how it affects creativity and imagination in this video.
  • NeuroRAPT
Many people have a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Hear a young girl’s story of her grandfather’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and learn more about this disease.

  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Even without a disease such as Alzheimer's, the aging brain does show signs of wear. Researchers look to the molecular level to see if they can slow the healthy, normal progress.
  • The Dana Foundation

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