August 03, 2016

Today's Top Alzheimer's News


An August 3, 2016 News-Medical.Net article reported that “The University of Pennsylvania's Alzheimer's Disease Core Center (ADCC) has been awarded an estimated $8.8 million over five years from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to continue its mission of investigating mechanisms, diagnostics, treatments and strategies for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and related dementias including Parkinson's disease (PD), Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD), Lewy Body dementia (LBD) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD).”

An August 2, 2016 article reported that “Dementia prevention, risk reduction, and delivery of high-quality care are global dementia research priorities, according to an analysis by a global advisory group led by the World Health Organization (WHO).”

An August 2, 2016 UCLA Newsroom article reported that “UCLA researchers found an association between low physical activity and a higher risk for dementia in older individuals.” 

An August 2, 2016 CBS Los Angeles broadcast segment highlighted under diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. According Dr. Gary Small, Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at UCLA’s Longevity Center, “It stems in part from fear of diagnosis – families afraid to come in and get help. And in fact, about half of people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease don’t even know they have it."