Dementia-Information-Page

Dementia Information Page


What research is being done?

Several ongoing clinical studies are helping researchers better understand the dementias and find better ways to safely detect, treat, or prevent dementias. A number of drugs and compounds that might slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are in various stages of testing. NIH scientists continue to look for new genes that may be responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Several research projects hope to identify dementia biomarkers (measurable biological signs that may indicate disease risk and progression or confirm diagnosis). Scientists are also studying groups of people over time in hopes of finding ways to identify those at risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Dementia

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What research is being done?

Several ongoing clinical studies are helping researchers better understand the dementias and find better ways to safely detect, treat, or prevent dementias. A number of drugs and compounds that might slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are in various stages of testing. NIH scientists continue to look for new genes that may be responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Several research projects hope to identify dementia biomarkers (measurable biological signs that may indicate disease risk and progression or confirm diagnosis). Scientists are also studying groups of people over time in hopes of finding ways to identify those at risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Dementia

Several ongoing clinical studies are helping researchers better understand the dementias and find better ways to safely detect, treat, or prevent dementias. A number of drugs and compounds that might slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are in various stages of testing. NIH scientists continue to look for new genes that may be responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Several research projects hope to identify dementia biomarkers (measurable biological signs that may indicate disease risk and progression or confirm diagnosis). Scientists are also studying groups of people over time in hopes of finding ways to identify those at risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Dementia


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