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May 24, 2013

Cinnamon Compound Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
In a new study, graduate student researcher, Roshni George, and adjunct professor, Don Graves from the University of California, Santa Barbara's Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, discovered certain compounds in cinnamon that could potentially help prevent Alzheimer's.
-- Counsel and Heal


May 16, 2013

Scientists develop drug that may slow Alzheimer’s
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a drug that has proven to reverse memory deficits and slow Alzheimer’s disease in elderly mice. Known as J147, the drug may very well provide a new form of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in humans.


May 7, 2013

Baxter's Alzheimer's disease drug fails in late-stage trial
In a blow for Alzheimer's patients, Baxter International Inc said it will scrap late-stage trials of its antibody treatment for the disease after the drug failed to improve cognitive decline and functional ability in patients.
-- Reuters


May 2, 2013

Researchers Discover Clues to Link Between Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers have known for some time that cholesterol damages the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but they have never understood quite how. Now, researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine may have solved the puzzle.
-- Pharmacy Times


April 26, 2013

Seth Rogen Raises $400,000-Plus for Alzheimer's at Star-Packed Event
Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller helped raise more than $400,000 to fight Alzheimer's during an evening that saw Samuel L. Jackson show his sentimental side and Rogen dance on stage with the Backstreet Boys.
-- Hollywood Reporter


April 24, 2013

Daughter of Alzheimer's victim makes tearful plea before Congress
Video of Ashley Campbell testifying on Capitol Hill on behalf of her father, Glen Campbell, in support of federal funding for NAPA.
-- CBS News


April 24, 2013

Country music star Glen Campbell, senators honored at Alzheimer's dinner
The country crooner, 77, was diagnosed with the disease two years ago and has since been a constant presence on Capitol Hill to urge action in fighting the disease. Campbell, Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) were all honored at the event.
-- The Hill


April 23, 2013

The Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana delegation at the 2013 Alzheimer's Advocacy Forum.


April 21, 2013

Caregivers Getting Help From Apps
As her mother and father edged toward dementia, Nancy D'Auria kept a piece of paper in her wallet listing their medications. Now she has an app for that.
-- Associated Press


April 17, 2013

How to Control the Costs of a Parent with Dementia
The cost to care for a family member suffering from dementia is increasing at a rapid rate, putting adult children in a financially-tough position.
-- Fox Business


April 10, 2013

TV on the Web: Seth Rogen goes rogue
Seth Rogen = Worst Person in the World on Funny or Die (Adult Content).
Seth Rogen offsets his charity work for the Alzheimer's Association by cooking meth with Bryan Cranston, playing Russian Roulette with Max Greenfield and repeatedly shooting David Krumholtz. According to Rogen, once you give to charity, you're allowed to do just about whatever you want. What would you do?
-- USA Today


April 9, 2013

Gene linked to higher Alzheimer's risk in blacks
A new gene has been identified that doubles an African American's risks for getting Alzheimer's disease, suggesting a new target to treat in the most common form of dementia, according to a report.
-- USA Today


April 3, 2013

Dementia costs U.S. up to $215 billion per year, study finds
The average cost of care for a patient with dementia can exceed $50,000 a year, according to new research.


April 2, 2013

Marilu and the Alzheimer's Association
Marilu Henner presents a $50,000 donation from winning her task on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice to Alzheimer's Association Vice President of Constituent Services, Beth Kallmyer, at a support group.


April 2, 2013

Obama to Unveil $100M Initiative to Map Human Brain
President Barack Obama is proposing a new investment into research to map the human brain in hopes of unlocking some of its mysteries, a senior administration official says.


March 26, 2013

Teri Shirk: Stats show we must do more to fight Alzheimers, support those who have it
We often hear friends or colleagues talking about neighbors, parents or grandparents who are growing a little forgetful. But, just as likely, we listen to stories about “old so-and-so,” who was as sharp as a tack until the day he died.


March 21, 2013

Brian Grazer Honored at a Night at Sardi’s Gala
Also honored was British actress Jill Gascoine.  The festivities raised over $1.1 million for the Alzheimer’s Association.
-- Variety


March 21, 2013

David Cassidy auctioning off costumes for charity after mother's death
Back in the 1970s, legions of screaming teenage fans would have loved to rip the clothes off of "Partridge Family" heartthrob David Cassidy. But come May 18, they'll be glad they didn't, because Cassidy will be auctioning off some of his beloved 1970s'-era stage costumes and some personal items in the hope of raising money for the Alzheimer's Association.
-- Today Show


March 19, 2013

Prolonging quality of life for Alzheimer's patients
Research continues including, thankfully, an occasional breakthrough.
 -- NBC Nightly News


March 19, 2013

Study shows startling Alzheimer's statistics, why are the numbers so high?
A new study reveals that one in three seniors die of Alzheimer's or  Dementia. Why are the numbers are sky rocketing,  especially here in Kentuckiana?


March 19, 2013

As Boomers age, nation can expect increase in prevalence of Alzheimer's
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, according to a report released at midnight Monday by the Alzheimer’s Association.


March 11, 2013

Wanted: Kentuckians to support Alzheimer’s awareness with specialty vehicle license plate
Three years of trying to secure a specialty vehicle license plate for Alzheimer’s awareness could go down the drain unless several hundred more Kentuckians apply for the lavender plate with the forget-me-not flower by the June 30 deadline. So far, only 340 of the required 900 signatures have been requested.


March 8, 2013

Stylemaker | Elizabeth Betts melds preppy with hippy
It’s rare that you’ll see Elizabeth in head-to-toe neutral fashions. She’s a fan of adding a pop of color to her outfits, especially purple, the signature shade of her employer, the Alzheimer’s Association.



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