Dementia in the News

June 24, 2020

Boston 25 News (June 23, 2020) Dr. Seth Gale on Research Status During COVID-19

Dr. Seth Gale of Brigham & Women's Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment discusses the status of research studies during COVID-19. The interview also features clinical trial research participant Alice Bailey.

https://www.boston25news.com/news/health/critical-medical-research-put-hold-amid-pandemic/XQKJYGGXOVEK7IHU222B2OP2RM/?_website=cmg-tv-10020

June 23, 2020

Neuron (June 8, 2020) Genetics of Gene Expression in the Aging Human Brain Reveal TDP-43 Proteinopathy Pathophysiology

“In this multi-institution collaboration study, Dr. Yang and colleagues analyzed over 750 autopsied human brain samples and discovered and replicated that genetic variants in the TMEM106B and RBFOX1 genes change thousands of brain genes’ expression.

May 10, 2020

New York Times (May 9, 2020): Losing My Mom to Alzheimer’s, Then Finding Her Again

I lost my mother at about this time last year, after her 10-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease.  During this past year, kind friends have checked in at holidays and birthdays, understandably assuming these first landmark occasions without my mom would be difficult. The truth is something that I was at first ashamed to admit, let alone articulate:  Grieving her nonw, when the loss is complete, feels nothing like I had expected. It feels easy.

April 8, 2020

New York Times (March 20, 2020): When Dementia Meets the Coronovirus

As the cornovirus advances, it is taking a particularly harsh toll on the many who are caring for for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia. According to a report by the Alzheimer's Association, more than 16 million Americans are providing unpaid care for those with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. For them, the virus is "really a double whammy," said Lynn Feinberg, a senior strategic policy AARP Public Policy Institute. "You're worrying about your own health and that of your family member".

March 9, 2020

MGH News (January 17, 2020): White Matter Is Altered in Functional Neurological Disorder

Functional neurological disorder (FND), also known as conversion disorder, is receiving renewed attention now that certain physical signs have been validated as being specific for the diagnosis. The improved diagnostic specificity has encouraged clinician-scientists to study the neurobiology of FND with the hope of developing better treatments.

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