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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.
- WSJ

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ohio Tourist With Alzheimer's Found Safe After Disappearing From Midtown Hotel: NYPD
A 61-year-old Ohio tourist with Alzheimer's disease who disappeared after leaving a midtown Manhattan hotel has been found safe, police say.
- 4 New York

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Friday, June 20, 2014

David Hyde Pierce Raises Awareness For Alzheimer's Disease
David Hyde Pierce raises awareness for Alzheimer's Disease with the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park on June 20, 2014 in New York City.
- Getty Images

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

It Can Kill You: The Scary Facts People Don't Know About Alzheimer's Disease
 Imagine losing your memories—forgetting your friends, unable to recognize your spouse, no longer recalling the names of your own children. Imagine, too, that you lose interest in reading, hiking, cooking or whatever other pastimes and passions define your life. Now imagine that you can no longer eat, walk or dress yourself. You must rely on people around you for the most basic human tasks, like taking medications and brushing your teeth, but you don’t fully understand what’s going on, because you can’t remember what’s happened or why.
- Newsweek

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Alzheimer's Association Applauds Inclusion of Additional $100 Million for Alzheimer's Disease in Senate Funding Bill
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies allocated an additional $100 million in its fiscal year 2015 funding bill for Alzheimer's research. The Alzheimer's Association commends Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-KS) for their ongoing commitment to Alzheimer's, a terminal disease with no means to stop prevent or slow its progression.
- PR Newswire

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Healthy seniors tested in Alzheimer's blocking study
In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study got underway Monday to determine whether an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they’re at risk.
- Boston Globe

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Friday, June 06, 2014

David Hyde Pierce and More Attend Alzheimer's Association's 2014 FORGET-ME-NOT Gala
Members of New York City's philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer's communities joined forces on June 2nd at the annual "Forget-Me-Not" Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer's hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter. The Chapter raised $1.2 million at this year's event, which took place at The Pierre and was emceed by David Hyde Pierce, Tony Award winning actor and tireless advocate in the Alzheimer's community. The gala was chaired by Jeff Gitlin, Principal, Leader of PwC Health. Scroll down for a photo!
- Broadway World

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 Alzheimer's disease facts & figures
n estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease in 2014, including approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer's.

Almost two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer's are women. Of the 5 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's in the United States, 3.2 million are women and 1.8 million are men.

The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boom generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease.
- Alzheimer's Association

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Blood Test Might Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer's
a blood test that can predict who is about to develop Alzheimer’s or related early memory loss up to two years before the first symptoms may be in early stages of development, researchers believe.
- NBC News

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

The Silence of Doctors Around Alzheimer's
From his medical chart we knew that the patient had been an accomplished sculptor and intellectual contrarian. He’d taught classes at a prestigious art school, and his work was exhibited across Europe and the United States. To see him now, with hardly a sliver of his personality left, encumbered with physical injustices you wouldn’t wish upon your worst enemy, was beyond heartrending.
- NY Times

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Alzheimer's Estimated to Be No. 3 Killer Disease in U.S.
 Alzheimer’s, known mostly for the memory loss and confusion it causes, may be the nation’s third-most deadly killer, according to a study that suggests many more Americans die from the disease than is known.
- Bloomberg

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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Young Blood May Hold Key to Reversing Aging
Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.
- NY Times

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Couple's love strengthened by challenge of Alzheimer's
From his medical chart we knew that the patient had been an accomplished sculptor and intellectual contrarian. He’d taught classes at a prestigious art school, and his work was exhibited across Europe and the United States. To see him now, with hardly a sliver of his personality left, encumbered with physical injustices you wouldn’t wish upon your worst enemy, was beyond heartrending.
- CBS News

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 NATIONAL ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PLAN AVAILABLE
From his medical chart we knew that the patient had been an accomplished sculptor and intellectual contrarian. He’d taught classes at a prestigious art school, and his work was exhibited across Europe and the United States. To see him now, with hardly a sliver of his personality left, encumbered with physical injustices you wouldn’t wish upon your worst enemy, was beyond heartrending.
- EIN News

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How Congress Can Fight the Alzheimer's Epidemic
 Not many people know it, but one of the best ways to curb future health-care spending is with a drug that slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's affects more than five million seniors today and last year cost Medicare and Medicaid almost $150 billion. By 2050, that number rises to 15 million cognitively impaired Americans whose care will cost more than $600 billion. According to a recent Alzheimer's Association study, women are twice as likely to get the disease than they are to get breast cancer. Last year, an estimated 450,000 Americans died with Alzheimer's.
- WSJ

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Modified stem cells may offer way to treat Alzheimer's disease
A new study suggests genetically modified stem cells may offer a new way to treat Alzheimer's disease. When implanted in mice bred to have symptoms and brain hallmarks of Alzheimer's, they increased connections between brain cells and reduced the amyloid-beta protein that accumulates to form plaques that clog up the brain.
- MNT

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Gene Linked To Alzheimer's Poses A Special Threat To Women
A new study suggests genetically modified stem cells may offer a new way to treat Alzheimer's disease. When implanted in mice bred to have symptoms and brain hallmarks of Alzheimer's, they increased connections between brain cells and reduced the amyloid-beta protein that accumulates to form plaques that clog up the brain.
- NPR

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Study: Exercise Helps Aging Brains Grow Larger
 According to the World Health Organization, more than 35 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. Though we still lack a lot of understanding about dementia—where it comes from and how to stop it—we do know that mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, is a risk factor for dementia, and scientists think it may be a stage where we can successfully intervene before it develops further. Previous research has shown that the brain benefits from aerobic exercise, and in a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine aims to see if exercise could be the intervention we’ve been looking for.
- The Atlantic

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Friday, March 28, 2014

For Caregivers, Alzheimer's Can Be a Life Sentence
 Newsweek
- Newsweek

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Quiet 'Sea Change' in Medicare
Ever since Cindy Hasz opened her geriatric care management business in San Diego 13 years ago, she has been fighting a losing battle for clients unable to get Medicare coverage for physical therapy because they “plateaued” and were not getting better.
- NY Times

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Alzheimer's takes heavy toll on wome
Alzheimer's takes a disproportionate toll on women, according to a report released Wednesday from the Alzheimer's Association.
- USA Today

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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.

- NBC

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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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