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Government Agencies The National Institute on Aging is a branch of the National Institute of Health.  Its authority is granted by Congress, and conducts aging research, training, and health information dissemination.  The NIA website has a section on Alzheimer’s disease, including the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and research.  Some information is available in [...]

According to the National institute on Aging (NIA), Alzheimer’s disease is considered “a major public health problem” affecting millions of older Americans.  The NIA is the lead research agency for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). When healthy people continue to age, their brain changes.  Parts of it shrink, communication between neurons is reduced, blood [...]