A new online report provides an easy-to-read overview of recent National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Alzheimer’s disease research advances and new initiatives.
Issued by the National Institute on Aging at the NIH, the annual report – 2013-2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenges – discusses research momentum under the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, describes new investments and research priorities, and summarizes research advances in several areas”
- Understanding the biology of Alzheimer’s and the aging brain.
- Identifying genetic influences on risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s, the most common form.
- Detecting the earliest Alzheimer’s-related brain changes, including further development of biomarkers to track the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s.
- Understanding gender and racial differences in the impact of Alzheimer’s.
- Stepping up translational research that enables the design and testing of new drugs.
- Testing in clinical trials potential new therapies to prevent, delay, or treat Alzheimer’s.
- Finding better ways to support caregivers.
For more info, visit the National Institute on Aging.