Dementia

Alzheimer's

What is Alzheimer’s disease? One of the most common forms of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is marked by a progressive degeneration of brain tissue and primarily affects people over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s is often incorrectly referred to as senile dementia. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease here.

Can air pollution cause Alzheimer's?

Air pollution may cause more than just lung disease, as a new study finds that fine particles from air pollution may be to blame for about 20% of dementia cases.

Gene therapy may prevent and treat Alzheimer's

Scientists used a modified virus to deliver a gene that may prevent the formation of the sticky clumps of protein in the brains of Alzheimer's patients into the brain cells of mice.

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