Today's Top Alzheimer's News
February 12, 2014
Big data and Alzheimer's, Seth Rogan launches Alzheimer's youth initiative, and new research report links malnutrition and dementia (read more).
- A February 12, 2014 Agence France Presse article reported that researchers in Japan will use big data computing to identify signs of Alzheimer's disease. According to the article, "Researchers in Japan will trawl through huge amounts of data to search for possible precursors to Alzheimer's Disease in a bid to identify who might develop a condition affecting millions around the world. The study, which involves the healthcare arm of General Electric, will be based on a health survey that Hirosaki University in the northern prefecture of Aomori has been conducting for years."
- A February 12, 2014 Star Plus article reported that actor and Alzheimer's advocate Seth Rogan has launched an initiative to educate young people about the disease. According to the article, "The '50/50' actor and spouse Lauren Miller's organisation Hilarity For Charity (HFC) - which aims to use the power of laughter to bring attention to the degenerative disease - have now set up a collegiate scheme called HFC U, which encourages students to throw their own HFC event to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association."
- A February 11, 2014 The Telegraph (UK) article reported that a new study from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) found that "Half of people with dementia are likely to end up suffering from malnutrition."