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New Funding Opportunities from NIA

This alert links to all of the Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices published by the National Institute on Aging at NIH in the previous month, giving researchers and trainees a heads up about what’s new. Read about the latest NIA Funding Opportunities and Notices (published in August 2020) by clicking on the links below: RFA-AG-21-020:Continue reading “New Funding Opportunities from NIA”

60 Minutes: A Deeper Look Inside of Caring For a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

For 10 years, Dr. Jon LaPook has been checking in on Carol Daly, a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and her caregiver husband, Mike. After a decade, the disease has had a devastating impact on each of them Click the link below: 2018 Apr 22 Credit: Jonathan LaPook

Report: Alzheimer’s Disease Will Cost U.S. $277B in 2018

The new report estimates early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease could save the nation as much as $7.9 trillion in long-term health care costs. By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer March 20, 2018, at 1:09 p.m. According to the report, an estimated 5.7 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease.(HINTERHAUS PRODUCTIONS/GETTY IMAGES) FOR THE SECOND consecutive year, totalContinue reading “Report: Alzheimer’s Disease Will Cost U.S. $277B in 2018”

A look at Alzheimer’s on “60 Minutes'” “For Better or For Worse”

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook followed Carol and Mike Daly for 10 years, after Carol was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her husband took on the role of caregiver. Dr. LaPook joins CBSN to discuss his “60 Minutes” report “For Better or For Worse” and Alzheimer’s in the United States. Click on theContinue reading “A look at Alzheimer’s on “60 Minutes’” “For Better or For Worse””

7 Steps You Can Take Today

1. Get Informed Knowledge is power. Learn everything you can about your illness. Aging, Memory Loss and Dementia (PDF) Early Stage Resources   (PDF) Getting a Diagnosis (PDF) Living with Alzheimer’s Disease (PDF) Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis (PDF) 2. Partner With Your Doctors Together with you and your care partners, the doctor shouldContinue reading “7 Steps You Can Take Today”

Trivia, Quizzes and Brain Teasers

Can you guess the phrase From the funny picture? Irish Triva Quiz – Part 1 How well do you know ireland and the Irish? Irish Triva Quiz – Part 2 How well do you know ireland and the Irish?   5 Question Quiz Supposedly from an Irish College Entrance Exam TriviALities # 2 Can youContinue reading “Trivia, Quizzes and Brain Teasers”

What’s on the Agenda (Summary)

1. Dementia Friendly Illinois Update – a. Dementia Friendly Evanston – Provided an update on progress to date with focus groups. b. Dementia Friendly River Forest – Been on hold. Would like to connect and learn from Dementia Friendly Evanston c. Dementia Friendly Communities Sub-Committee – See the attached meetings about Dementia Friendly Network onContinue reading “What’s on the Agenda (Summary)”

Blood test detects Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

Published Monday 9 April 2018 By Tim Newman Fact checked by Honor Whiteman A group of researchers is close to developing a blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear. The test will be extremely useful for scientists trying to understand and treat the condition. A simple blood test may predict Alzheimer’sContinue reading “Blood test detects Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear”

Clue to Withstanding Pathology Found

The pathologies (damage) in the brain that stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions cause in older adults only partially explain the memory loss, reduced reasoning ability and other cognitive impairments that result from these conditions. Little is known about why the effects of brain pathology vary among people who develop it. Now researchers haveContinue reading “Clue to Withstanding Pathology Found”

Daily Leafy Greens May Slow Cognitive Decline

While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The study results were published in the Dec. 20, issue of Neurology, theContinue reading “Daily Leafy Greens May Slow Cognitive Decline”