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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.
An epidemic of age-related dementia looms
A compound that attacks amyloid plaques fails to help patients, raising questions about similar therapeutics.
In a small trial, patients given an existing drug showed no cognitive decline over three years.
A recently approved plaque-tracking dye can improve doctors’ ability to identify Alzheimer’s.
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.