You, me and everyone around us are constantly getting older. Why does this happen? And is there anything humans can do to slow down or even stop the aging process?

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There are all kinds of reasons why students like you might not get enough sleep. But did you know that getting a good night’s rest is important for memory, learning, and health.

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Scientists have begun to find links between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. The fact that both diseases are so common means there will be lots of opportunities for research.

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Research suggests that changes in the brain that eventually cause dementia may begin up to 20 years before any symptoms appear.

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Gijs van Rooijen, one of our DNA Day experts, answers a question on 'Why is Alzheimer's disease hereditary?'

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Although there are treatments that reduce certain symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have yet to find a cure.

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Dr. Peter St. George Hyslop, a lead Alzheimer’s researcher in Canada, provides a good summary of what we know presently about Alzheimer’s disease. (4:45 min.)

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Question from: Kelly, Grade 8, Madison, Wisconsin

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