Seeking causes, detection, intervention and prevention

Alzheimer's disease neurons with amyloid plaquesAlzheimer’s Disease (AD) affects approximately 13% of individuals over the age of 65 and nearly one-third of those over 85, making it the most common cause of dementia. More than $300 billion is spent on the care of Alzheimer's patients each year.

CINID projects are designed to tackle the main challenges in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, which include:

  • Biomarker discovery
  • Early detection
  • Intervention
  • Prevention
  • Understanding the workings of the disease

The ultimate goal is to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Above right is an image of amyloid plaques on axons of neurons affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Disease Working Group