Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimers blocks
Learn about recent Alzheimer’s Disease research and discover classroom resources covering the basics.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the potential of stem cell treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in mice models.
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Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what really happens to our brain cells as we age.
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Research at the Calgary Brain Bank bridges the gap between exploratory animal models and human clinical trials. It may also upend decades of thinking about Alzheimer’s in the process.
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A new study now shows that just one night of sleep deprivation results in the accumulation in the brain of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's
  • The Dana Foundation
Huang Yu is Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. In this video he explains the plaques and tangles behind Alzheimer’s Disease.
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  • 2 min
How has the absence of disease affected the brain and aging since the early 19th century?
  • University of Texas: Neuroscience Online
Synapses in the hippocampus may hold a key to the processes behind Alzheimer’s disease.
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Explore the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and learn how it affects creativity and imagination in this video.
  • NeuroRAPT
Almost everyone knows someone affected by Alzheimer's disease. The Forgetting is a documentary that includes lesson plans to help teach about the disease.
  • PBS
Dementia is a description of any progressive disorder that takes away a person’s cognitive and functional abilities.
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What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease? This tour by the Alzheimer's Association explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.
  • Alzheimer's Association

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