September 12, 2018

Today's Top Alzheimer's News


A September 5, 2018 KSAT ABC 12 broadcast segment and article spotlighted work being done at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, especially with the local Latino population. Latinos will see the most growth in development of Alzheimer's disease, yet there is a dearth of research done within the community. According to an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s report, the projected number of Latinos with in the U.S. with AD could increase 832 percent by 2060.


A September 10, 2018 NBC 9 News Health broadcast segment and articlelooked at three promising drugs, BAN2401, Adacanumab and Leukine, in the Alzheimer’s disease pipeline. According to the article, “You might call them the three horsemen that could end the apocalypse that is Alzheimer's. …All three drugs remain steadily on-pace in the research process, and there are also indications that the side effects that come with them may be relatively minor.”


Vote for your “Favorite Caregiving Innovation” until Midnight (EST) on Friday, September 14, 2018, in's Third Annual National Caregiving Conference Technology and Product Pitch Event. Scroll down to vote! The contest calls for caregiving innovators to share a product, service, device or technology to solve one of the following family caregiver problems: i) loneliness; ii) financial strain; iii) worries about a carer’s safety and wellbeing, including a way to track a carer’s daily condition.

According to a September 10, 2018 The San Diego Union-Tribune article, caregiving for a loved one with dementia can put the caregiver’s own health at risk, raising chances of cardiovascular disease and dementia. Self-care for the caregiver can focus on strategies to reduce the effects of stress such as regular exercise and meditation. 


A September 8, 2018 Alzheimer’s Speaks Blog post notes, “This is a very interesting podcast from HealthNewsReview... They discusses the problematic promise of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It features... Eilon Caspi, Bob Savage, Peter Whitehouse, Mary Radnofsky and Judy Berry to mention a few.”


The New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala is on Monday, November 5, 2018 in New York City. Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed will be the guest speaker. Register here.