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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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TIME (August 9, 2019): How Exercise Lowers the Risk of Alzheimer’s by Changing Your Brain - August 9, 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 ...
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Harvard Medical School News (August 9, 2019): Depression and Alzheimer’s - August 9, 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 ...
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Washignton Post (August 5, 2019): This Restaurant is Starting a Monthly ‘Dementia Friendly’ Night - August 5, 2019

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. Titled Together We Succeed: Accelerating Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, the report provides an estimate of the funds needed to fully ...
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KGW8 (July 29, 2019): OHSU Alzheimer’s Researchers Use In-Home Technology to Study Aging Population - July 30, 2019

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 ...
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National Institutes of Health (July 29, 2019): NIH Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias Professional Judgment Budget for FY 2021 Now Online - July 29, 2019

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 ...
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CBS Philly (July 17, 2019): Working Moms Have Stronger Memory, Less Risk Of Alzheimer’s Than Non-Working Moms, Study Says - July 18, 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 ...
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Fox10 News (July 16, 2019): 5 Lifestyle Behaviors Found to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s By 60 Percent, New Research Finds - July 17, 2019

In recent years, one promising Alzheimer’s drug after another has failed to produce results in clinical trials. At the same time, the growing number of older adults with cognitive problems is reaching a crisis point. In 2018, there were 5.7 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is projected to ...
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Reuters (July 3, 2019): Meet the Robot Puppy that Comforts Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients - July 3, 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 ...
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Los Angeles Times (June 26, 2019): There’s No Magic Bullet for Alzheimer’s, But There Aree Ways to Keep your Bain Healthy - June 27, 2019

For most older adults, the idea of aging in place and staying at home for as long as possible is an attractive one. But the simple proposition of living at home can be made much more complicated when your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form or dementia. Alzheimer’s and dementia are progressive ...
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