July 29, 2019
National Institutes of Health (July 29, 2019): NIH Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias Professional Judgment Budget for FY 2021 Now Online
At today’s meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services, NIA Director Richard J. Hodes presented the NIH FY 2021 Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
July 18, 2019
CBS Philly (July 17, 2019): Working Moms Have Stronger Memory, Less Risk Of Alzheimer’s Than Non-Working Moms, Study Says
There is encouraging news for working moms. While it might be difficult, new research says it can protect memory and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not just for the money, either. Paid employment can have positive, long-term benefits for a woman’s brain.
The new findings come from a federally-funded long-term study of aging people across the United States.
July 17, 2019
Fox10 News (July 16, 2019): 5 Lifestyle Behaviors Found to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's By 60 Percent, New Research Finds
Even if you have a high genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s, new research has found that making healthy lifestyle choices can lower your overall risk for the disease, as well as your risk for other forms of dementia.
Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that a healthy diet, regular exercise, light to moderate alcohol intake, not smoking and engaging in cognitively stimulating activities reduced the risk of Alzheimer's by 60 percent — when compared to those who only followed one or none of those habits.
July 3, 2019
For many people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, the demands of caring for a dog or pet can be a challenge. But a new robotic puppy being developed in California aims to change all of that by providing companionship and unconditional love for those who are unable to look after a real animal on their own.
June 27, 2019
Los Angeles Times (June 26, 2019): There’s No Magic Bullet for Alzheimer’s, But There Aree Ways to Keep your Bain Healthy
June 20, 2019
“I’m always in the present. I have to be one step ahead of David. Things go missing all the time in this house—the remote, mail and even the utensils. I’m down to a handful of forks! It would be simple if I could just lock the door to store some important items, but he doesn’t like that.”
Mary (name changed for anonymity) is the primary caregiver for David, her husband of 50 years who is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. For Mary, ‘being in the present’ refers to her constant worry about even the most mundane elements of life that many take for granted.
June 19, 2019
For most older adults, the idea of aging in place and staying at home for as long as possible is an attractive one. But the simple proposition of living at home can be made much more complicated when your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form or dementia.
June 13, 2019
Alzheimer’s disease has become a national crisis. The federal government has expanded federal funding to support clinical trials and research into the causes and treatments, as well as the psychosocial impact that the disease can cause to individuals and their families.
June 10, 2019
West Central Tribune (June 10, 2019): Why It's Important to Say Something if a Relative Exhibits Signs of Alzheimer's
When Tatiana Lagos's father stopped driving, she didn't think much of it at first.
"He'd say, 'Hey, can you pick me up?' " Lagos recalled of her father, who was in his early 60s and had recently retired from a career in international law. "And he was leaning heavily on his wife for the smallest things," such as scheduling a coffee date.
June 10, 2019
MGH News (June 7, 2019): Tau Damages Neurons in Alzheimer's Disease by Disrupting Molecular Transport
Intracellular aggregation of tau into neurofibrillary tangles is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and is known to correlate with synapse loss and neurodegeneration. However, the mechanisms that drive tau aggregation are still unknown.