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A timeline of key Alzheimer’s disease milestones

Written by Abigail Sawyer and Jenny Straiton

What are the key Alzheimer’s disease milestones? Find out how far Alzheimer’s disease research has progressed using this interactive timeline, and how much there is yet to discover.

As can be viewed in the timeline, a majority of key Alzheimer’s disease discoveries have occurred over the past 50 years, with Alzheimer’s disease itself only being acknowledged as such for little over a century. Populations are living longer and Alzheimer’s disease has become more prevalent. There is still much hope for the future regarding further discoveries, preventative methods and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.