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Boston Globe (July 25, 2017): ‘It’s Impossible to Ignore This Anymore’: CTE Study Details Devastating Toll on Football Players - July 25, 2017

“I hope I’m one thing worth not forgetting. Tell me that you’ll never let me go. When I can’t find the words that I’m trying to speak, when I don’t know the face in the mirror I see, when I feel I’m forgotten and lost in this world, won’t you please remember me?”~”Remember Me,” written ...
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Forbes.com (June 21, 2017): One Doctor’s Hopeful Plan To Eradicate Alzheimer’s - July 3, 2017

For some, home means the smell of the desert after a winter rain. For others, it might be the sound of spring peepers; the taste of the summer’s first tomato, fresh from the garden and still warm from the sun; or the sight of gold-hued tamaracks through a frost-touched window. More than one-quarter of the ...
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Harvard Medicine Magazine (Spring 2017): Shelter in Place - June 20, 2017

It’s time to stop side-stepping the obvious: In addition to affecting the lives of virtually all Americans in the coming years, Alzheimer’s disease will devastate communities of color. We must act with urgency and coordinated force today to prevent that from happening. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s deaths ...
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AlzForum (June 16, 2017): DLB Guidelines Get a Makeover - June 19, 2017

Elizabeth has a strong family history of Alzheimer Disease going back two generations. As she nears the age her father was when he showed symptoms, she is still healthy but worries about her future. Brandon is a young man whose mother has mental illness, and he’s concerned about feeling slightly depressed. James comes to see ...
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STAT News (June 14, 2017): Minority Communities Will Be Hit Hardest by Soaring Rates of Alzheimer’s Disease - June 14, 2017

Brain health is a lifelong journey that begins with taking care of yourself, says Jonathan Rosand, MD, MSc, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. “A lot of the things we are supposed to be doing for our bodies, like a healthy diet and exercise, are good for our brain,” Dr. Rosand says. Research has found lifestyle ...
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Mass General Institute for Brain Health (May 31, 2017): A Home for Brain Care: Institute Empowers People to Take Charge of Brain Health - June 12, 2017

The theme of the 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) to be observed at the United Nations Headquarters is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue.” Virtually all countries are expected to see substantial growth in the number of older persons between 2015 and 2030, and that growth will be ...
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Mass General Magazine (June 6, 2017): How to Maintain Good Brain Health - June 8, 2017

Our colleagues at the Center of Excellence for Delirium in Aging:  Research, Training & Educational Enhancement (CEDARTREE) are offering their 5th ‘delirium boot camp’ in Boston from November 1-3, 2017 and we’ll love to help them get the word out: The 3-day intensive course on delirium research will be held at the Inn at the Longwood ...
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United Nations (June 5, 2017): 2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day [to be observed on June 15, 2017] - June 5, 2017

June Aman no longer laughs when her husband teases her, which he does fairly often. When she complains about how long it takes Dave to fix something, he says she never told him she was in a hurry. When she says he has no one else to pick on, he responds, “You poor thing.” Sometimes, ...
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Newsweek (June 1, 2017): As Rural America Faces an Onslaught of Alzheimer’s Disease, States Look to Radical Ways to Help - June 1, 2017

Evidence continues to mount that professional athletes in a number of contact sports are suffering brain damage as a result of head impacts. But there is no reliable test to detect the injury, called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in its earliest stages. Even if a doctor strongly suspects that an athlete’s confusion or memory loss is related ...
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New York Times (May 29, 2017): The Earliest Signs of Brain Damage in Athletes? Listen for Them - May 30, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) and its nationwide network of advocates applaud Congress for hearing their call and taking action in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Today, a $400 million increase in Alzheimer’s research funding was signed into law, increasing federal funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to nearly $1.4 ...
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