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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%

-Los Angeles Times


  • Complex Jobs & Social Engagement May Protect Brain Against Dementia

-The Washington Post

Diagnosing Dementia

  • ​Smell Tests May Help Detect Early Stage Dementia


-The Guardian

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

-The New York Times

-Associated Press

  • Men Receive Dementia-Related Misdiagnosis More Often Than Women

-CBS News

-The Telegraph

Treating Dementia

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


-BBC News

  • Reducing the Over-Use of Harmful Antipsychotic Medicines



  • Early Treatment Can Reduce Costs & Death Rates


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

-MedPage Today

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