Jul 132010
 

Global Impact Could Multiply As The Population Continues to Age Having Alzheimer’s disease may increase the risk of getting other potentially disabling health conditions, including seizures and anemia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI. “Alzheimer’s disease is a global health crisis with devastating effects on individuals, families, and national healthcare systems,” said William Thies, PhD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer […]

Jul 132010
 

- When Combined with a Known Alzheimer’s Gene, Your Alzheimer’s Risk may be Doubled – A gene known as FTO, which appears to be correlated with obesity in humans, may also increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI. And when a person has certain variants of both FTO and a recognized Alzheimer’s risk gene […]

Jul 112010
 

Honolulu, Hawaii, July 11, 2010 – Evidence from three long-term, large-scale studies supports the association of physical activity and certain dietary elements (tea, vitamin D) with possibly maintaining cognitive ability and reducing dementia risk in older adults, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI. Plus, a new study in an animal model of Alzheimer’s reported today at AAICAD 2010 suggests that […]

Jul 072010
 

Patients often ask how drugs are selected by the FDA for use in different diseases. Below is a brief review of the process that is used to evaluate and test drugs that may benefit patients. Before a drug can be approved for use by patients, there is a set of clinical tests that must be performed. This is the Pre-Clinical Research Stage, where extensive animal tests are performed on dosing and side effects. Institutional and […]

Apr 062010
 

Readers, Still in an introductory mode, I would like to point you to some of the most valuable and reliable web sites for information related to Alzheimer’s disease (in addition, of course, to our own: www.adcs.org). First is ADEAR, the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral site managed by the National Institute on Aging, a branch of NIH and our primary source of funds. The ADEAR web address is www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers. ADEAR is an authoritative source of […]

Feb 252010
 
African Americans Leading The Way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer’s. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Goldie Byrd, Ph.D. Dr. Goldie Byrd is the Nathan F. Simms Endowed professor of biology at North Carolina A&T State University, where she served as chair of biology for six years. She is […]

Feb 182010
 
African-Americans leading the way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer’s. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Warachal Faison, M.D. Warachal Faison, M.D., is a geriatric psychiatrist currently serving as a medical director in Neuroscience Primary Care at Pfizer Inc. For more than 15 years, she has studied the impact of […]

Feb 112010
 

On February 11, 2010, the Social Security Administration announced it will now include early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in its Compassionate Allowances initiative to help the number of early-onset or younger-onset individuals who are no longer able to maintain gainful employment because of their cognitive impairment. While applicants would still have to meet other SSDI criteria and/or SSI criteria, under this initiative they are considered eligible by virtue of the disease and fast-tracked for a favorable decision […]

Feb 112010
 
African Americans Leading The Way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer’s. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Patrick A. Griffith, M.D., F.A.A.N. Patrick A. Griffith, M.D. is a professor of clinical medicine and the chief of the Division of Neurology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. For nearly 40 years, […]

Feb 022010
 
African Americans Leading The Way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer’s. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Solomon Carter Fuller, MD Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., was among the first known black psychiatrists and a pioneer among Alzheimer’s Champions. The grandson of a slave, Dr. Fuller worked along side Dr. Alois Alzheimer, […]

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