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As the world’s population of older people rapidly grows in the coming years, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will become a health-care disaster.
A recently approved plaque-tracking dye can improve doctors’ ability to identify Alzheimer’s.
In a small trial, patients given an existing drug showed no cognitive decline over three years.
An epidemic of age-related dementia looms
Scientists can predict who will live past 100 using a subset of 150 genetic variations.
A compound that attacks amyloid plaques fails to help patients, raising questions about similar therapeutics.
Research uncovers the cellular defects that cause this type of forgetfulness.
People with rare, inherited forms of the neurological disease have early markers—which researchers can use to test preventive treatments.
The discovery could one day allow doctors to catch the disease before it’s done irreversible damage.