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Alzheimers Research

Our Short-Sighted Approach To Alzheimer's Funding

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 08.19.2016 | Impact
Lou-Ellen Barkan

Today, with no prevention or cure in sight, the U.S. healthcare system is unprepared to withstand the extraordinary pressure of so many people ill with dementia and needing care. Make no mistake.

Children of Alzheimer's Patients Can Be a Valuable Resource for Researchers

Healthline | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living

You wouldn't necessarily think Marty Reiswig is a perfect candidate for a study on Alzheimer's disease. He's 37 years old and has no symptoms of deme...

TauRx Alzheimer's Drug Fails In Large Study; Some Benefit Seen

Reuters | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.27.2016 | Fifty

TauRx Pharmaceuticals’ experimental Alzheimer’s drug LMTX failed to improve cognitive and functional skills in patients with mild to moderate Alzh...

How An Online Registry Could Be The Key To An Alzheimer's Cure

Laura Dixon | Posted 07.19.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

More than 44 million people across the globe have Alzheimer's disease. And that number is expected to multiply by three or more over the next several decades. Yet, despite billions of dollars of investments into research and advocacy for effective treatment and a cure, neither exists.

Early-onset Alzheimer's: should you worry?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Troy Rohn, Boise State University You have forgotten where you put your car keys, or you can't seem to remember the name of your colleague you saw i...

4 Tips For Alzheimer's Prevention

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Again, we don't have total control over whether or not dementia develops. But taking care of your brain now can only improve your quality of life today, as well as in the future.

Play This Smartphone Game To Help Combat Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.04.2016 | Fifty

A new smartphone game, released today, wants to use your gaming skills for Alzheimer's research. Sea Hero Quest, available on both Android and Apple ...

Mom Without Memories

Adam Grossman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Adam Grossman

My mother, who was once the primary caretaker of her husband and three kids, who worked as a substitute teacher and part time editor of the Harvard Business Review, who threw amazing parties and volunteered at the temple and ran a gourmet catering business in her spare time, has Alzheimer's Disease, just as her mother and brother had it before her.

Alzheimer's Patients May Be Able To Recover 'Lost' Memories

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Fifty

While much of the research into Alzheimer's Disease and dementia centers on the prevention or slowing the rate of disease progression, researchers at ...

This Sweet, Sweet Treat May Protect The Brain Against Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.15.2016 | Fifty

A cure for Alzheimer's may be closer -- and tastier -- than we think, according to findings presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meetin...

A Cure for Alzheimer's?

Timothy W. Armour | Posted 03.03.2016 | Science
Timothy W. Armour

In a time of tight budgets and widespread demand for less government spending, Congress, the White House and a growing number of candidates for presid...

We Can Handle the Truth: The Facts on Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Maria Shriver

Almost all of us (96 percent) have heard of Alzheimer's disease. Nearly four in five of us know, or have known, someone that has been diagnosed with it. But even with all of that first-hand experience, we aren't doing much about it.

Eating More Fish Reduces Alzheimer's Risk For These People

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Eating seafood is good for us, right? Except for those ever-present concerns that the mercury in fish is bad for the humans who eat them, eating fish ...

The Etiquette of Alzheimer's

Yvonne Durant | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices
Yvonne Durant

Don't say, "Do you remember me?" or jump into a reminiscence of past times together. People with Alzheimer's have enough don'ts and deficits. Their brains are already dissing them; they don't need you to do so, too.

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.11.2016 | Science

Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study. Researchers at the University of ...

I Have Alzheimer's. Here's What It Feels Like

Greg O'Brien | Posted 12.25.2015 | Fifty
Greg O'Brien

The stress of Alzheimer's, for those diagnosed, and for their caregivers, is deadening deep into the darkness. One never knows who's going to show up in the early stages of this disease: the new me, or the old me? Will I be on or off today? Stephen King couldn't have written a better thriller.

An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 12.23.2015 | New York
Lou-Ellen Barkan

As you and your wife consider your philanthropic options, please consider the following: in less than 30 years, as many as 26 million Americans will either have Alzheimer's or be taking care of someone who does.

High Stress Levels Linked With Increased Alzheimer's Risk

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Stress is a killer -- for both the body and the brain. Over time, chronic stress can contribute to a host of negative health outcomes, including hear...

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Research to Improve Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Candidates running for national office never miss an opportunity to share their solutions on the many problems facing our country with voters. From te...

Bravo to Congress, but We Need More Than $1 Billion If We're Going to Cure Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Maria Shriver

This week Congress got something done. Our country's legislators reached across the aisle and passed a landmark bill that will increase the federal funding of Alzheimer's research by $350 million next year.

5 Fascinating Facts About Alzheimer's | Pam Masin | Posted 10.23.2015 | OWN

In The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer's, award-winning science writer Jay Ingram shares the history of the debilitating disea...

Absent Effective Treatments, Good Care Is the Best Medicine for Alzheimer's

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 09.25.2015 | New York
Lou-Ellen Barkan

For those of us who have cared for someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, we know that it's relentless, exhausting work. It's a job that that takes you away from sleep, from work and from the simple things in life that provide joy.

International Alzheimer's Month: Full Circle on the Irish Sea

Greg O'Brien | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Greg O'Brien

By hook or by crook, I was destined to connect in Ireland with John Joe Vaughan -- two brash Irishmen separated by a sea of blue, roiling waters rushing to a horizon where water flushes up against the sky. It was God-ordained.

Alzheimer's and the Media... Follow the Money

Allan S. Vann | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

The media should "follow the money" and shine light on why Alzheimer's research, along with assistance to those who already have Alzheimer's and their caregivers, is not receiving significantly more federal funding.

The Judy Fund: Fighting to Keep the Memories

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Greg O'Brien

The Judy Fund has contributed to Alzheimer's Association mission activities including, research, care and advocacy, and most recently the focus has been on raising awareness and learning why women are disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer's disease.