Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and remains incurable. Its prevalence is rising, current afflicting 5 million Americans with projections to affect millions more as the population ages .
Posted by Sergio Salmerón, MD PhD on 2 December 2016
Among patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD), the percentage in the severe stage ranges from 28%  to 33%  to a maximum of 50% . In institutionalized patients, prevalence is higher, with an estimated 75% of patients with severe AD .
Last comment on 2 December 2016 by Maheen Adamson, PhD
Posted by Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D. on 9 September 2016
There is no doubt that nutrition is involved in brain health and the development of neurodegenerative diseases. This is an important area of research in the dementia field that has suffered from the absence of trained experts in nutrition and nutritional epidemiology.
Last comment on 30 September 2016 by Thomas B. Shea, PhD
Posted by Ruth Itzhaki, MSc PhD MA on 19 August 2016
Most of us harbour in our body several types of herpes virus—perhaps as many as five—and we provide them with a safe and secluded haven for life, as there are no methods for eliminating or expelling them.
Last comment on 19 August 2016 by Brian Balin, PhD
Posted by Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD on 5 August 2016
The ability to maintain normal psychological and physical functioning and avoid serious mental illness when exposed to stress and trauma, a phenomenon known as resilience, is a topic that has been investigated over the past several years with increasing attention [1,2].
Last comment on 5 August 2016 by Heather Snyder, Ph.D.
Posted by Pierre Krolak-Salmon, MD PhD on 29 April 2016
As disease-modifying drugs are crucially missing from the pipeline of treatments available for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or related disorders, physicians, scientists, and public health experts are promoting the concept of early diagnosis.
Last comment on 29 April 2016 by Philip Scheltens, Prof.dr
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) transgenic mice have been used as a standard model for AD drug discovery and basic mechanistic studies. These mouse models overexpress amyloid β precursor protein (APP) or APP/presenilin (PS) with single or multiple familial AD (FAD) mutations, which lead to excess accumulation of amyloid β (Aβ), a well-known driver for AD pathogenesis.
Last comment on 8 April 2016 by Christopher Navara
The microtubule-associated protein tau is mainly expressed within neurons where it performs its physiological function of microtubule stability. However, extracellular tau is found in models of tau overexpression in which neuronal degeneration and cell death is prominent.
Last comment on 8 January 2016 by Alejandra Alonso, PhD
Posted by Jack de la Torre, MD, PhD on 30 October 2015
The field of Alzheimer research has reached an impasse after more than 100,000 clinical and scientific papers published in the last 40 years, because there is yet no hope, no effective treatment, and no knowledge of what causes this dementia.
Last comment on 24 November 2015 by Gustavo Román, MD, DrHC
For most people, older adulthood is associated with some decline in memory and in some aspects of cognitive function. These are age-related changes  that are widely expected, understood, and accepted by the general public.
Last comment on 16 October 2015 by Amy Jenkins, MSc
Posted by Allyson Rosen, PhD, ABPP-CN on 13 August 2015
Over the past few years there has been tremendous progress in diagnosis and therapeutic trials on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. Overall, the cost/benefit relationship is shifting with success.
Last comment on 21 October 2016 by Allyson Rosen, PhD, ABPP-CN
Depression in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a substantial impact on disability, disease progression, and caregiver burden. Furthermore, depressive symptoms in normal aging, as well as in mild cognitive impairment (MCI), are associated with cognitive and functional decline.
Two hundred issues and nearly twenty years have positioned JAD at the center of printed and electronic peer-reviewed publications in Alzheimer's disease, as a venue that reflects the breadth of research in the field worldwide.
Last comment on 3 August 2015 by Peter Whitehouse, PhD