Today's Top Alzheimer's News

What brain mapping means for disease, the latest on neuroprosthetics, and the link between meditation and aging (read more). 

Must reads and watch

  • A July 9, 2014 KPBS article and video segment explored the impact of brain mapping on neurological diseases. According to UC San Diego scientist Ralph Greenspan, “For psychiatric disease, it will be our first glimpse into what is truly going wrong with those diseases... for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, it will give you the first possible hint that something is going wrong."
  • A July 9, 2014 Los Angeles Times article reported on the Pentagon's research into neuroprosthetics. According to the article, "But the Pentagon is betting tens of millions of dollars that so-called neuroprosthetics will someday be used by victims of traumatic brain injuries and other conditions to overcome memory problems.Its first beneficiaries may be wounded warriors. But if the effort succeeds, healthy people too may one day clamor for implantable brain gear that can turbocharge human cognition."
  • A July 10, 2014 CNN article reported on the possible link between meditation and slowing the aging process. According to biologist Hans Selye, "Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older."
  • Kuster Helps Introduce Bill to Support Family Caregivers [Press Release] (7/9/14)

 

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