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Alzheimer's Disease

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. AD gradually destroys memory and the ability to learn, reason, make judgments and communicate, and the disease is considered progressive and fatal.

Scientists have learned a lot about the disease since it was discovered more than 100 years ago. Today at the Emory National Primate Research Center, our researchers want to stop the devastation AD brings. That is why we are focusing on neuroscience, immunology and vaccine research to better understand how AD develops and progresses as well as to advance the treatment and prevention of this progressive brain disorder.