September 20, 2016

Today's Top Alzheimer's News

A September 19, 2016 Washington State University News article reported that “Researchers at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane recently were awarded a $3.655 million four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to study cognitive health among elderly American Indians.”

A September 19, 2016 article reported that “A new report from Alzheimer's Disease International, authored by researchers at King's College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), reveals that most people with dementia have yet to receive a diagnosis, let alone comprehensive and continuing healthcare.”

A September 19, 2016 article reported on the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium’s search for Alzheimer’s biomarkers. According to Dr Bryan Woodruff, assistant professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, “Clinicians such as myself are obviously seeing individuals with these disorders as part of our clinical practice. We consider recruiting local patients into a longitudinal study where they're followed over time. Many of those individuals have had serial neuropsychological testing to characterize the change over time in their cognitive status. Also, they provide blood and DNA specimens, which our basic scientist colleagues are actively involved in researching to look for biomarkers of dementia.”

A September 19, 2016 PR Newswire statement from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund announced “the nonprofit has issued more than $6 million in research grants this year to scientists looking to advance our knowledge of Alzheimer's disease or to develop effective therapies to treat or cure it.”