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Neurology: Long-term Dietary Flavonoid Intake and Subjective Cognitive Decline in US Men and Women - July 28, 2021

The world is experiencing rapid aging, and the global prevalence of age-related cognitive decline and dementia is expected to rise substantially. The functional disability of cognitive decline and dementia not only impacts patients but also greatly burdens family and society. Effective treatments for dementia are still lacking, highlighting the importance of preventive strategies.
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Science Daily: Artificial intelligence reveals current drugs that may help combat Alzheimer’s disease - March 4, 2021

Researchers have developed a method based on artificial intelligence that rapidly identifies currently available medications that may treat Alzheimer’s disease. The method also reveals potential …
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Resident Honored For Alzheimer’s Work - November 2, 2020

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5 advances in Alzheimer’s research and treatment that could make a difference - October 29, 2020

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MGH Develops Software Which Predicts Dementia - July 20, 2020

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. Their algorithm uses machine learning to first build a list of key clinical terms associated with cognitive symptoms identified ...
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Losing My Mom to Alzheimer’s - July 20, 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 ...
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Cambridge Chronicle (June 30, 2020) Alzheimer’s research needs your help - July 1, 2020

The Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is pleased to announce an opening for a two-year Clinical  Fellowship in Dementia at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and related institutions beginning July 1, 2018.   The goal of the non-degree program is to introduce exceptionally-qualified individuals to the successes and demands of a clinical career in dementia and ...
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Boston 25 News (June 23, 2020) Dr. Seth Gale on Research Status During COVID-19 - June 24, 2020

“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. The TMEM106B variant they identified was the exact same genetic variant that increases the risk of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD)-TDP-43 and ...
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New York Times (May 9, 2020): Losing My Mom to Alzheimer’s, Then Finding Her Again - May 10, 2020

Our Center is proud to debut the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of our KEEP IN MIND newsletter.  Do check it out!!
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MGH News (April 11, 2020): Mass General Team Detects Alzheimer’s Early Using Electronic Health Records - April 11, 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 ...
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