There has never been a more critical time for Alzheimer’s disease research. More than 55 million people worldwide have dementia, a number that is expected to nearly double every 20 years. In the United States alone, an estimated 6.7 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. About one in nine people age 65 or older has Alzheimer's disease and nearly two-thirds of those are women.
Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are exploring the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, searching for new methods to detect the disease early and discovering the latest advances to slow and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience experts throughout the school collaborate through well-funded national studies with partners in industry and other academic institutions in order to treat, prevent and ultimately cure Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.