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A future without Alzheimer's

The race is on. Alzheimer's and related dementias research is a dynamic field, and momentum builds each year. This site is for professional researchers and anyone interested in following the progress in research. The Alzheimer's Association has been involved in every major advancement in Alzheimer's and related dementias research since the 1980's and is a leader in the global fight for a world without Alzheimer's.


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March 13, 2018

Thyroid gene variation may increase risk for Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans
— EurekAlert

March 5, 2018

Polygenic risk score may identify Alzheimer's risk in younger populations
— Science Daily

February 20, 2018

Study finds link between physical fitness and brain health
— Forbes

February 14, 2018

Everyday activities associated with more gray matter in brains of older adults
— EurekAlert

Announcing U.S. POINTER

A two-year lifestyle intervention trial to support brain health and prevent cognitive decline.

Professional Society: ISTAART

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Global Alzheimer's Association Interactive Network

A collaborative project to transform the way scientists work together

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A free service to help connect people with clinical trials

World Wide Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)

A collaborative effort of scientists from around the world

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Alzheimer's & Dementia® Journal


Current Issue | February 2018 | Vol. 14, No. 2



Key awareness milestones


Key events during the past 100 years spurred public awareness of Alzheimer's disease and ignited a massive research effort to learn more.

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Our research strategy

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to accelerating the global effort to eliminate Alzheimer's disease. We are the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. We believe in the value of collaboration and are willing to imagine a time when we will have disease-modifying treatments, preventive strategies and gold-standard care for all people affected by Alzheimer's disease.

More about the Alzheimer's Association commitment to research.



Alzheimer's Association International Conference | July 16-20, 2017, London, England

Abstract Submissions Now Open

The Scientific Program Committee is now accepting submissions for poster
presentations, oral presentations and featured research sessions.