Today's Top Alzheimer's News
In a July 8, 2019 KUSI News “Good Morning San Diego” broadcast segment, host Lauren Phinney spoke with WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s Founding Member Jamie Tyrone. Tyrone wrote her new book, “Fighting For My Life,” after coming to terms with her own genetic predisposition to develop Alzheimer’s disease. She advocates for genetic counseling to accompany genetic testing.
A July 8, 2019 Alzheimer’s Speaks Blog post spotlighted a new survey, “Traveling With Dementia - Airport Stories Survey” from the Dementia-Friendly Airports Working Group (MN). The survey seeks to gather information and stories from people with dementia and their care partners. According to the post, “The motivation… is the recognition that airports are often difficult places to be for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia… While there are many anecdotes about air travel experiences of people living with dementia, there is almost no hard data. This survey is designed to address that gap, and will hopefully lead to improved services.” Take the survey here.
RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
According to a July 10, 2019 Yahoo! Finance article, ProMIS Neurosciences will report on its lead clinical candidate, PMN310, for the treatment Alzheimer's disease, at AAIC (Alzheimer's Association International Conference®) next week. PMN310 is a monoclonal antibody which selectively targets the toxic oligomeric species of amyloid beta, a major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
A July 1, 2019 Huffington Post Politics article reported that Oregon passed a paid family leave bill giving 12 weeks of paid time off to family caregivers. The state will be the first to pay low-income workers 100% of their wages. “In 1991, as an advocate for the Women’s Rights Coalition, I first began working on Paid Family Leave. Now, we can finally tell parents that they no longer will have to worry about losing their pay when they are having a baby or need to care for a loved one,” said Gov. Kate Brown.
DEMENTIA AND THE ARTS
(ICYMI) A June 22, 2019 The Globalist article highlighted the photography of Syrian-American photographer Bachar Azmeh, depicting his artistic interpretation of what happens in a brain with Alzheimer’s disease. Azmeh created three images depicting memory loss, a surrealistic AD dimension, and one evoking “colorful winter confusion.”