Today's Top Alzheimer's News

CEOi and New York Academy of Sciences to launch platform to reduce cost of Alzheimer's clinical trials, researchers complete first neural roadmap of top-trafficked pathways, and why women pay more for long-term care insurance (read more). 

Must reads

  • A February 21, 2014 News Medical article reported that the Global CEO Initiative (CEOi) on Alzheimer's Disease and the New York Academy of Sciences will launch a Global Alzheimer's Platform (GAP), "designed to reduce the time and costs of Alzheimer's clinical trials, develop an infrastructure that promotes innovation, and assure international collaboration."
  • A February 20, 2014 Scientific American article reported that "neuroscientists have completed a comprehensive roadmap of the top-trafficked communication highways in the human brain." According to the article, "Armed with comprehensive brain-wide traffic maps like this one, doctors may soon be able to diagnose brain disorders like Alzheimer’s earlier and more accurately – and make better-informed treatment decisions."
  • A February 20, 2014 Time article reported that actor and advocate Seth Rogan "will testify before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the economic impact and the current state of biomedical research into prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease."
  • A February 20, 2014 Forbes article reported on the unique challenges women face in obtaining long-term care insurance. According to the article, "In recent months, major insurers have adopted “gender distinct” rates for new coverage. Translation: If you’re a woman, you’ll now pay more than a man for the same coverage.Rates for single women rose 20 to 40% last year, while rates for single men fell 15%, says Jesse Slome, executive director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) in Westlake Village, Calif. For couples, who pay blended rates, premiums rose 3%."

 

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