Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimers blocks
Learn about recent Alzheimer’s Disease research and discover classroom resources covering the basics.
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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.
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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
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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.

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  • 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
Almost everyone knows someone affected by Alzheimer's disease. The Forgetting is a documentary that includes lesson plans to help teach about the disease.
  • PBS
Dementia is a description of any progressive disorder that takes away a person’s cognitive and functional abilities.
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One of the most frightening and devastating of all neurological disorders is the dementia that can occur in the elderly. The most common form of this illness is Alzheimer’s disease.
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Currently approved treatments for Alzheimer’s disease do not modify the course of the disease and offer only temporary mitigation of some symptoms, such as agitation, anxiety, unpredictable behavior, sleep disturbances, and depression.
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