Download the National Institute on Aging’s Latest Alzheimer’s Disease Research Report

by Derrick on April 8, 2010

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:

  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Neuroimaging
  • 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.

Download NIA’s 2008 Progress Report on Alzheimer’s Disease here.

Derrick April 9, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Thanks for letting me know – I corrected the link.

Madeleine Kolb April 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I got an error message when I tried t download it. Thought I’d let you know.

Madeleine Kolb April 8, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Derrick, Thank you for making this available. I’ll be really interested in reading it, especially about the genetic aspects and other risk factors. I often see bits and pieces of information about Alzheimer’s Disease, so it will be very helpful to have all this information together.

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