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House authorizes $400M for Alzheimer’s research

July 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The House Appropriations Committee has approved a $400 million increase in dementia research at the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2018.

Gait and cognitive decline

July 17, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Gait slowing and cognitive decline have a lot in common, especially the hippocampus, according to U. Pitt researchers.

Memory masterpieces

July 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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College students are empowering people with dementia to create works of art through a university program that’s opening minds—and hearts.

The volunteer perspective on making memory masterpieces

July 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Art is more than just beauty in the eye of the beholder. It’s a working experience that can draw out the humanity in everyone—even people with dementia. 

Diabetes and dementia risks

July 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A medication for type 2 diabetes called metformin is the subject of a study exploring the possible effects of the drug on the development of dementia.

TBI and neurodegenerative diseases

July 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Researchers in Finland are studying whether traumatic brain injuries increase the risks of developing neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease or ALS later in life.

Mind games

July 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers are reaching for new levels using video games technology for dementia treatments

Game on!

July 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Daily memory games help keep the brain in shape.

The challenges of Alzheimer's research

July 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Why is dementia research so complex? Why don't we have a cure yet? Many researchers now think the most important part of the dementia story comes long before symptoms appear.

Cleveland Clinic launches $6M consortium to research Lewy Body dementia

June 30, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Does Lewy Body Dementia have a biological calling card? Cleveland Clinic is launching a national consortium to find out.

One-on-one with...Annette Gunnerson

June 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Annette Gunnerson, the National Association of Activity Professional’s 2017 Activity Professional of the year, reflects on her nearly 30 years in long-term care and the increasing attention being paid to activities planning to improve the quality of life...

Genetic risk and poor diet could lead to memory loss

June 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research suggests a relationship with diet and plaque for those with the ApoE4 gene mutation.

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