August 9, 2019
More and more studies are showing how regular exercise benefits the brain, and in particular, the aging brain. What’s less clear is how exactly exercise counters the cognitive decline that comes with aging and diseases like Alzheimer’s.
August 9, 2019
Increasingly, Alzheimer’s disease research has focused on the preclinical stage, when people have biological evidence of Alzheimer’s but either no symptoms or minimal symptoms—the time when interventions might have the potential to prevent future decline of older adults.
August 5, 2019
David Nisbet’s father died of dementia this summer, and he wanted to do something to honor his dad and also help other families cope with the sadness of watching a loved one’s memory slip away.
Nisbet, 58, who helped care for his father, Dinsmore Nisbet, knew how challenging it can be to take a person with dementia out in public, especially for a meal.
July 30, 2019
An Oregon researcher is shaking up the way we think about clinical studies and long-term research on Alzheimer’s disease.
Wearable and sensory technology called Life Lab systems are tracking the day-to-day lifestyles of aging adults, which gives researchers better insight into how the way we live affects the way we age.
Director of the Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at OHSU, Dr. Jeffery Kaye, has spent the past 30 years studying and understanding the way we age. Fast forward to 2019 and he is finding a better way to do that research.
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.