Today's Top Alzheimer's News

Tremendous hope for Alzhimer's treatment, George and Trish Vradenburg on The Marilu Show, and traumatic brain injury doubles the risk of developing dementia (read more).  

Must reads

  • A June 5, 2013 WCVB.com article and video clip reported on research into Anti-Amyloid treatment of Asymptomatic Alzheimer's disease. According to Dr. Robert Stern, the director of the clinical core of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, "We're at the most exciting point in the neuroscience of Alzheimer's disease right now...There's tremendous hope.”
  • A June 4, 2013 Caring.com opinion piece by Maddy Dychtwald urged readers to support the Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act. According to Dychtwald, "Your voice needs to be heard. It can literally change the care you provide for your loved ones while we move closer to finding a cure and prevention for this dystopian future we all face. All you have to do is follow the link to reach out to your congressional representative. The letter is already written; you just need to sign it to really make a difference. And please pass this message on to your friends and family. Be part of the squeaky wheel and have a say in the way we as a country solve the complex challenge that is Alzheimer's disease."

 Research and science 

  • A June 5, 2013 Access-legal.co.uk article reported that "A new study by scientists from the University of California-San Francisco suggests those who experience traumatic brain injury double their risk of developing dementia." According to the article, "The incidence of dementia was found to be 15% in those with a brain injury diagnosis, compared with almost 7% in those who had never had a TBI.  The researchers claim these findings show that head injury of any kind is an important risk factor for developing dementia in later life and supports other studies which have also suggested that TBI can increase the risk of dementia."

 Funding 

  • A June 4, 2013 ThirdSector.co.uk article reported that "The Alzheimer’s Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK have been chosen as Deloitte’s charity partners for the next three years." According to the article, "The financial services firm said it hoped to raise more than £2m over the three years to be shared by the charities, which were chosen by a staff vote. In addition to fundraising, the firm will support the charities with its expertise in areas such as strategy advice, analytics, finance and project management."

 

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