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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

High Vitamin-E Dose Slows Decline in Alzheimer's Patients
A high daily dose of vitamin E slowed functional decline in patients diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease by about six months, according to a new study.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

On a good day she would kiss me back: transforming trauma into creative energy and action
Ted Comet is Honorary Associate Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which is engaged in rescue, relief and reconstruction activities in over 70 countries worldwide. He was born in Cleveland and now lives in New York City. Ted has received numerous awards for his work during a lifetime of community service.
- Open Democracy

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

iPods Awaken Memories Through Music for Those With Alzheimer's
 Jean Paese says an iPod playlist of barber shop music helps her see glimpses of the Bill Paese she married 53 years ago.
Bill Paese, 82 and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, sang in a quartet most of his life – so his customized playlist is a bridge to good memories for both of them.
“He’s in there and sometimes we get to see him,” said Jean Paese, who visits her husband daily at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center in Plymouth, Wis.
- ABC News

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Seth Rogen, Dennis Moore testify at Senate Subcommittee hearing
 Seth Rogen opened his testimony to a Senate panel on Wednesday with a quip.

“First I should answer the question that I assume many of you are asking,” said Mr. Rogen, whose many movies include a starring role in the stoner comedy “Pineapple Express.” “Yes, I’m aware this has nothing to do with the legalization of marijuana.”

- NY Times

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia
We, as a population, are aging rapidly. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three seniors today dies with dementia. The process of finding—and paying for—long-term care can be very confusing, unfortunately, and difficult for both loved ones and patients. Most caretakers are underpaid, overworked, and must drive far distances to their jobs—giving away some 17 billion unpaid hours of care a year. And it's just going to get worse: Alzheimer's has increased by an incredible 68 percent since 2000, and the cost of caring for sufferers will increase from $203 billion last year to $1.2 trillion by 2050.

- Gizmodo

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Groups unite to cross lines between Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
As research unveils overlap in the biology — in addition to long-noted shared clinical symptoms — of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, three non-profit organizations are uniting to encourage further study into the similarities and differences between the two most common brain diseases, which affect tens of millions of people worldwide.

- alz.org

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Drug companies join NIH in study of Alzheimer's and other diseases
Ten big rival drug companies have formed a pact to cooperate on a government-backed effort to accelerate the discovery of new drugs, the Wall Street Journal reported.


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Friday, January 31, 2014

As Parents Age, Asian-Americans Struggle to Obey a Cultural Code
Two thick blankets wrapped in a cloth tie lay near a pillow on the red leather sofa in Phuong Lu’s living room. Doanh Nguyen, Ms. Lu’s 81-year-old mother, had prepared the blankets for a trip she wanted to take. “She’s ready to go to Vietnam,” Ms. Lu said.
- NY Times

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease signed into law by President Obama
 At the urging of the Alzheimer's Association and its more than 600,000 advocates, the funding bill signed into law today by President Obama contained an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support.
- alz.org

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Public Health Road Map Released
The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018.
- alz.org

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