Spotlight on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

In support of World Alzheimer's Day we are focusing on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, the chronic neurodegenerative disease that knows no social, economic or ethnic boundaries. For years, teams of committed researchers have tried to understand what causes the disease and to find a cure but it still remains an enigma at large.

We have put together a virtual issue on the disease comprising of key articles and chapters from across the Springer Nature Imprints and publications that explore the latest research on diagnosis, treatment and prevention by leveraging a variety of techniques and technologies including biomarkers, genetics and imaging.

Highlighted articles


Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. For decades, researchers have sought a treatment to no avail, and our understanding of the condition is now being questioned. This Outlook lays bare the problems, the disagreements and the reasons to be hopeful.

eBook chapters

Springer Protocols

Grand Challenges

Inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Springer Nature’s SDG Programme features cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, to help business leaders and policy makers develop innovative and effective policies, programs and technologies to address the most pressing global issues by connecting them with the latest evidence-based research.