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Boston Globe (August 13, 2018): A Landmark Law Hopes to Improve Alzheimer’s Care in Mass. - August 16, 2018

It’s been notoriously difficult to develop medicines for Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, it seems, pharmaceutical companies release data from studies of promising drug candidates that merit only a collective sigh of disappointment. In search of fresh ideas, researchers have begun to borrow a phrase or two ...
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Harvard Gazette (July 31, 2018): ‘Alzheimer’s in a Dish’ Model Provides Answers - August 1, 2018

An exciting update on the race to end Alzheimer’s disease: in a clinical trial, a new drug reduced amyloid plaques and improved cognitive function — the first time a drug has had both effects. Dr. Reisa Sperling of the MADRC, quoted in the The New York Times, said, “I don’t know if we’ve hit a ...
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Alzheimer’s Association (July 25, 2018): Study Shows Intensive Blood Pressure Control Reduces Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) & the Combined Risk of MCI and Dementia - July 26, 2018

When asking why more women than men have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia – nearly two-thirds of Americans with the disease are women – the prevailing explanation has been that women live longer and that it is a disease associated with aging. But scientists at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago on Monday said it is ...
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Denver Post (July 23, 2018): Women’s Reproductive History May Predict Alzheimer’s Risk - July 24, 2018

Nine wary residents gathered around a table in the basement of Boston’s Kenmore Abbey Apartments to broach a subject most people tend to avoid: death. The residents – all Chinese-born men and women between 64 and 85 years old — sipped hot green tea. They listened poker-faced as a facilitator, Shiyun “Cici” Guan of the nonprofit ...
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Boston Globe (July 22, 2018): Breaking Taboo, Chinese Elders Learn to Express End-of-Life Wishes - July 23, 2018

Pillo, a startup in Boston’s Fort Point district, has developed a robot that sits on your grandparents’ kitchen counter, greets them in the morning, and gently reminds them to take their pills. Another early-stage local company called Eversound sells wireless headphones whose volume controls let seniors with varying levels of hearing loss exercise or watch movies ...
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CNBC (July 22, 2018): Top Alzheimer’s Researchers Hope that Near-100 Dementia Drugs in Trials are Moving Closer to a Breakthrough - July 23, 2018

Please read the attached document for a listing of helpful resources during the Coronavirus outbreak. 
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Boston Globe (July 18, 2018): As Older Population Grows, Massachusetts Angles to Become the Silicon Valley for ‘Age-Tech’ - July 18, 2018

See attached document listing online resources for food and grocery delivery services as well as meal delivery for seniors.   
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BBC News (July 12, 2018): Why Alzheimer’s Hit Women Harder than Men - July 16, 2018

They watched helplessly as Alzheimer’s robbed their loved ones of memory and cognition. They’ve agonized over the slow progress toward a cure for a scourge that’s long defied treatment. They’re terrified the disease could someday come for them. As one failed drug trial after the next has dashed hopes for a medical miracle, many healthy people ...
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Boston Globe (June 24, 2018): As Drug Development Flounders, People Fearing Alzheimer’s Embrace Lifestyle Changes - June 25, 2018

It has long been a controversial theory about Alzheimer’s disease, often dismissed by experts as a sketchy cul-de-sac off the beaten path from mainstream research. But a new study by a team that includes prominent Alzheimer’s scientists who were previously skeptics of this theory may well change that. The research offers compelling evidence for the idea ...
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ABC News (June 22, 2018): Will People with Down Syndrome Unlock the Mystery of Alzheimer’s Disease? - June 22, 2018

A few years after Alejandra Borunda, 31, a resident of Phoenix, was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease, she began experiencing depression. On her neurologist’s recommendation, she made an appointment with a therapist, who asked her some unsettling questions. After telling him she was from the city’s West Side, which has a sizeable Hispanic population, he ...
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