July 1, 2020
Guest Column by Alice Bailey, research participant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART): https://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/news/20200630/guest-column-alzheimers-research-needs-your-help
June 24, 2020
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.
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
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 11, 2020
MGH News (April 11, 2020): Mass General Team Detects Alzheimer’s Early Using Electronic Health Records
A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a software-based method of scanning electronic health records (EHRs) to estimate the risk that a healthy person will receive a dementia diagnosis in the future
April 9, 2020
The first published data from the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) trial support the hypothesis that higher brain amyloid levels represent an early preclinical stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
April 8, 2020
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 26, 2020
March 9, 2020
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.