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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.

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.

Game on!

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

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.

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.

Minorities hardest hit by Alzheimer’s disease

June 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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While U.S. Alzheimer’s rates are increasing for all races, the rates of the disease are skyrocketing for Latinos and African-Americans.

Lessons from Mary

June 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Mary L. Radnofsky, PhD, is helping caregivers reassess how they think about dementia and how they interact with residents who have cognitive decline. And as a person with a neurodegenerative disease, she should know.

Coloring for a connection

June 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new coloring book from Maria Shriver is designed to help people with dementia bond with loved ones. 

Experts issue new Lewy body dementia guidelines

June 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has updated its diagnostic and management recommendations after more than a decade.

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