The National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) Alzheimer’s Disease research program is responsible for Alzheimer’s clinical, behavioral, prevention, treatment and social research. The NIA is part of the National Institutes of Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Every year the NIA publishes a progress report on Alzheimer’s disease research that was either conducted or supported by the NIA. They recently published their 2008 findings (yes, 2008 findings published in 2010 – not atypical in research).
Contents of the 52-page document include:
- Improving Our Basic Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
- Normal Cognitive Decline and AD: What’s the Difference?
- Accelerating the Search for Genetic Causes and Risk Factors
- Understanding Nongenetic Risk and Protective Factors
- Exploring All Possibilities to Improve AD Diagnosis
- Boosting the Search for Effective AD Therapies
- Helping People Cope with AD
- AD Research Advances: A Look to the Future
The document is free and available for download.