Alzheimer's and Aging Research Center of Torrey Pines, California

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Alzheimer's and Aging Research Center

The Alzheimer's and Aging Research Center supports research of Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related diseases. We fund research which is focused on finding treatments for these diseases, and we provide information to the scientific community and to the general public worldwide, via scientific publications and presentations, brochures, a website, and other reports. We also support research training for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and to visiting research scholars from countries worldwide.

Affecting an estimated 4 million people in the United States, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of brain disruption in older people.

The disease, which usually begins after the age of 65, affects the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Three percent of men and women ages 65 to 74 have the disease, and nearly half of those age 85 and older may have it. According to the National Institute on Aging, the government's lead agency for Alzheimer's research, Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging.

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