An EU-funded study provides new insight into how the brain ages and shows that there might in fact be a link even between healthy ageing and Alzheimer’s.

According to a new study published in the ‘Nature Communications’ journal and then relayed on the European Commission CORDIS Research Result website, it is possible that a link exists between normal ageing and Alzheimer disease.

This study has been supported by EU-funded Lifebrain, CONSTRUCTIVEMEM, AgeConsolidate and NeuroCogPlasticity projects researchers. The results show that parts of the brain start to decline more quickly around the early 30s and this is further accelerating for people with Alzheimer’s. The research consisted of focusing on the cerebral cortex, which is the outer layer of the brain.

If you want to learn more, please find more information on this study at: European Commission CORDIS Research Results