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2009 Progress Report on Alzheimer’s Disease: Translating New Knowledge

This is a free, online book offered by the National Institute on Aging. This book "summarizes current scientific directions and highlights key findings from NIH-funded Alzheimer’s research related to: •discovery of new genes and biological mechanisms that cause Alzheimer’s disease •earlier disease detection using neuroimaging and biomarkers •links between Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases •rapid translation of lab findings to potential treatments •lifestyle factors that may protect against the disease •successful cognitive aging •clinical trials underway now to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline •research-tested strategies to support caregivers."

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