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AAIC 2016: Latest Ground-Breaking Dementia Research

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2016 (AAIC®) is the world's largest forum for the dementia research community. Researchers, clinicians, care providers and students from over 70 countries gather at AAIC to network and discuss the latest dementia study results, theories and discoveries. Learn more >>


The AAIC 2016 is wrapping up today in Toronto, Canada. It has been an eye-opening week, full of fascinating new insights thats could potentially lead to new treatments and bring us one step closer to developing the elusive Alzheimer's cure.

Throughout the week, there have been a myriad of individual press releases detailing scientific research studies and reports that were presented at this year's conference. In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of the major announcements (read the full report here):

Preventing Dementia

  • Computer Based Speed-of-Processing Training May Reduce Risk of Dementia by Up to 48%

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

-Los Angeles Times

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be prevented with a computer game, researchers say. How skeptical should we be?


  • Complex Jobs & Social Engagement May Protect Brain Against Dementia

Jobs That Work with People, Not Just Data, Can Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s


Complex jobs and social ties appear to help ward-off Alzheimer's, new research shows

-The Washington Post

Diagnosing Dementia

  • ​Smell Tests May Help Detect Early Stage Dementia

Does it Pass the 'Smell Test?' Seeking Ways to Diagnose Alzheimer's Early


Eye and smell tests may reveal early dementia signs

-The Guardian

  • Mild Behavioral Impairment (MBI): Proposed New Condition & Checklist for Early Dementia Diagnosis

Personality Change May Be Early Sign of Dementia, Experts Say

-The New York Times

Behavior changes offer clues that dementia may be brewing

-Associated Press

  • Men Receive Dementia-Related Misdiagnosis More Often Than Women

1 in 5 Alzheimer's cases may be misdiagnosed

-CBS News

Dementia missed in men, because memory is more often spared

-The Telegraph

Treating Dementia

  • ​New Trial Results for Drug that May Slow Alzheimer's Progression

TauRx Alzheimer's Drug Fails in Large Study; Some Benefit Seen


Drug 'may slow' Alzheimer's brain death

-BBC News

  • Reducing the Over-Use of Harmful Antipsychotic Medicines

'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics


New Initiative Safely Halts Antipsychotic Use in Dementia Patients


  • Early Treatment Can Reduce Costs & Death Rates

Health Care Costs, Mortality Rates Lower Among Treated Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease


  • Avoidable Hospitalizations of People with Alzheimer’s Cost Medicare $2.6 Billion

Avoidable Alzheimer's Admissions Costly

-MedPage Today

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