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Harvard Gazette (October 16, 2019): In a First, Scientists Pinpoint Neural Activity’s Role in Human Longevity - October 17, 2019

Arthur Kleinman, MD, is the author of The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor. He is one of the most renowned and influential scholars and writers on psychiatry, anthropology, global health, and cultural issues in medicine. Educated at Stanford University and Stanford Medical School, he has taught at Harvard ...
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Wall Street Journal (September 23, 2019): Her Alzheimer’s Research Includes Her Husband - September 23, 2019

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, 2021. 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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TIME (September 19, 2019): How I Learned to Be a Better Doctor From My Wife’s Struggle With Alzheimer’s - September 19, 2019

In the fall of 2011, one month shy of his 59th birthday, Steve Johanson was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Faced with “his worst nightmare,” Steve, a construction project manager from Watertown, Massachusetts, and his wife Judy, a family daycare provider, decided to face the disease together. For the next six years, the couple ...
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Massachusetts General Hospital (August 17, 2019): Program Aims to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers - September 17, 2019

Do you know how to protect your loved ones with Alzheimer if a natural disaster would strike the area? Alzheimer’s Foundation of American (AFA) has created an emergency preparedness checklist for Alzheimer’s caregivers in the case that a storm would strike their area. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO says “Floridians are bracing for Hurricane ...
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Being Patient (September 3, 2019): End Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect and How to Build Resiliency - September 3, 2019

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a complex, challenging brain disorder that affects many parts of the brain. Although less known than its “cousins” Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, it affects 1.4 million Americans. Where Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it is followed by LBD and then Parkinson’s. Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph. D., University of Michigan, ...
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The Jewish News (August 30, 2019): Lewy Body Dementia Explored - August 30, 2019

Scientists at MIT and MGH have gained new clues into the role of the brain’s blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease. Recent research has found that damage from Alzheimer’s allows toxins to enter the brain, further harming neurons. The results are being used to try and develop new drugs to solidify the blood-brain barrier. The report in MIT ...
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WEARTV (August 30, 2019): Alzheimer’s Foundation of American Offers Caregivers Tips Ahead of Hurricane Dorian - August 30, 2019

A few years ago, John Searle thought his life as he knew it was over. His body had slowly stopped working. He had trouble walking, he was falling down, he had bad short-term memory and, at 69, he was incontinent. It was a pattern of decline the retired Canadian engineer from Brantford, Ontario was all too familiar ...
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BBC News (August 25, 2019): ‘There was no hope’: Treatable Disease Often Mistaken for Alzheimer’s - August 26, 2019

IKEA has been exploring new ways to offer more space for lower prices with flatpack housing solutions. However, the Swedish furniture giant is going one step further and is collaborating with sustainable housing BoKlok and the Queen of Sweden on a project called SilviaBo, according to CNN Business. Through collaborating with BoKlok, a firm already ...
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The Patriot Ledger (August 13, 2019): MIT, MGH Scientists Report New Insight into Alzheimer’s - August 16, 2019

Protein aggregation — in which misfolded proteins clump together to form large fibrils — has been implicated in many diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and type II diabetes. While the exact role these fibrils play in diseases isn’t fully understood, many of the current treatments for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s target the aggregation process. However, ...
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Harvard SEAS (August 15, 2019): Using Math to Help Treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Other Diseases - August 15, 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. Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have shed new light on this area. Reporting in a ...
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