The drugs show promise in clearing beta amyloid from the brain, but therapeutic advances remain slow.
New research says gender plays a role in faster cognitive declines and abnormal proteins in the brain.
Sedentary lifestyles and social isolation seem to speed decline of cognitive function, researchers say.
Scientists at a conference collaborate on the hunt for biomarkers of the dementia-causing disease.
Many scientists expect to see more effective ways to detect, treat, delay or prevent the disease.
Initiatives coincide with White House Conference on Aging.
Older gay people and lesbians face housing discrimination in retirement or care facilities, activists say.
As the disease becomes more common, more take steps to prevent, or at least postpone, its onset.
Number of people held for mental health evaluation rose in wake of 2013 tragedy involving state senator