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Boston Globe (October 23, 2017): Growing Number of Alzheimer’s Cases Seen as Challenge to Massachusetts - October 23, 2017

Lewy body dementia reached the public eye in 2014 after reports that Robin Williams died with diffuse Lewy body disease. But, despite the fact that Lewy body dementia is the second most common dementia, it remains frequently unrecognized. In one study, almost 70 percent of people diagnosed with Lewy body dementia saw three consultants before receiving the ...
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CBS Los Angeles News (October 18, 2017): Alzheimer’s Disease: How to Manage Personality Changes In The Elderly - October 18, 2017

The Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core of MADRC has released its 2020 newsletter, featuring updates on research findings, community engagement initiatives, opportunities to participate in studies and more! Click on the file below to download the newsletter.
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New York Times (September 21, 2017): Patient Voices, Alzheimer’s Disease - September 21, 2017

In light of social distancing, places of worship are breaking with tradition and moving to online services/resources. Click on the links below for access to Passover and Easter Resources:   Virtual Passover Resources   Virtual Easter Resources
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R & D Magazine (September 19, 2017): Partnerships Pave the Road to Effective Alzheimer’s Drug Treatment - September 20, 2017

Louise Lowman Lee remembers stories about her great-grandmother being put in a fenced area in the backyard, so she could wander safely. She watched her mother patiently care for her grandmother, who lost her reason, inhibitions, and ability to care for herself. Then Alzheimer’s disease gradually eroded the brain of her devoted mother, too. But when ...
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Boston Globe (September 11, 2017): A Family with an Astonishing Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease May Harbor a Powerful New Gene - September 12, 2017

The human brain has a region of cells responsible for linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors and cataloging the link as a memory. Cells that form these links have been deemed highly stable and fixed. Now, the findings of a Harvard Medical School (HMS) study conducted in mice challenge that model, revealing that the neurons ...
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Japan Times (August 16, 2017): Japanese researchers Tap AI to Parse Regional Dialects, Work Toward Early Dementia Diagnosis - August 17, 2017

Lonni Schicker stopped in her tracks. She had just left the library on the Minnesota college campus where she taught health administration and was headed back to her office. But she couldn’t remember where it was. “My office was in the next building, but I walked almost the entire campus and I finally called my son,” ...
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Forbes.com (August 1, 2017): Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Doesn’t Thwart These Advocates - August 9, 2017

For years, Marcy Sherman-Lewis went to a beauty salon in St. Joseph, Mo., every few weeks for a haircut and highlights. It had become something of an ordeal to prepare her husband, Gene Lewis, for this outing; he has Alzheimer’s disease, at 79, and helping him shower and dress, insert hearing aids and climb into the ...
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MIT News (August 8, 2017): Blocking a Key Enzyme May Reverse Memory Loss - August 8, 2017

Científicos del Centro para la Investigación y Tratamiento del Alzheimer (CART, por sus siglas en ingles) de los hospitales Brigham and Women’s (BWH) y el Massachusetts General (MGH), hacen un último llamado a la comunidad latina para que haga parte en la prevención del Alzheimer. El Alzheimer es una enfermedad del cerebro que se caracteriza por ...
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New York Times (August 4, 2017): Caregiving Is Hard Enough. Isolation Can Make It Unbearable - August 4, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease now affects an estimated 5.5 million Americans, and after decades of feverish work, researchers have so far failed to find a treatment that halts or reverses the inexorable loss of memory, function and thinking ability that characterize this feared illness. But researchers have been quite successful at devising ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s earlier and ...
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El Planeta (July 27, 2017): Última oportunidad para que los latinos hagan una diferencia en la prevención de Alzheimer - July 28, 2017

Boston researchers who studied the brains of 202 deceased football players have published the most detailed portrait to date of the devastation wrought by a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. In Tuesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association, a team from the Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston ...
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