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The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

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Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) Study Fails to Show Benefit in Preventing Dementia in the Elderly
November 18, 2008 -- The dietary supplement Ginkgo biloba was found to be ineffective in reducing the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people, according to a study published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association". Researchers conducted the trial known as the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study at four clinical sites over the course of 8 years. GEM is the largest clinical trial ever to evaluate ginkgo's effect on the occurrence of dementia.

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Volunteers Needed for AD Research

The Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) is developing a nationwide information network to educate the public about AD research and upcoming clinical research studies. Click here for more information.

RI Study Seeks Participants
There’s something you can do today that may help treat Alzheimer’s disease tomorrow. Call the ADEAR Center at 1-800-438-4380 or click here for more information on the RI Study.

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Page last updated Dec 29, 2008

New Publication!

Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery

This colorful, 80-page book looks at the basics of the healthy brain, describes what happens when someone has Alzheimer’s, highlights recent AD research, and lists resources for caregivers and others.

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