Category: Alzheimer’s Disease (Page 4)

January 21, 2016

Study Looks at Alzheimer’s Potential Impact on China

A new study discusses the potential long-term impacts China could face from Alzheimer's disease.
January 5, 2016

Alzheimer’s Disease PCORI Priorities Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research submitted a letter to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) suggesting possible research for the Institute to consider, aimed at improving outcomes for people with Alzheimer's disease. The Alliance encouraged the following topics: Impact of non-pharmacologic interventions for Alzheimer’s disease on patient outcomes, caregiver burden and rates of institutionalization Evaluation of screening methodologies, for relative ease/uptake and associated optimization across provider groups and settings of care; Assessment of how Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and treatment affects management of comorbidities; Frequency of emergency room visits for Alzheimer’s disease patients and identification of best practices for potential mitigation; Comparisons of currently available tools used to assess cognition to identify which is most effective for specific populations; and Impact of knowing positive ApoE genotype status on patient, caregiver, and provider behaviors/outcomes as compared to ApoE negative status.  
December 17, 2015

Congress and the Omnibus Miracle

Congress gave Americans a holiday miracle this week and reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill for FY 2016, increasing funding for NIH, NIA, and FDA.
November 12, 2015

Participate in an Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial

Participating in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials is a valuable way you and your loved ones can personally impact this disease.
November 6, 2015

HROTW: Alzheimer’s: The Race to the Cure

Our Health Resource of the Week is a short video that focuses on how researchers are looking for ways to stop Alzheimer's disease.
November 4, 2015

Why Get a Memory Screening?

Some advice on why you might want to consider getting a memory screening.
October 27, 2015

Expert Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi Optimistic about the Future of Alzheimer’s Research

At last month's annual dinner, the Alliance gave eminent Harvard researcher Rudolph E. Tanzi. Ph.D., the Silver Innovator Award for spearheading his research lab’s “Alzheimer’s-in-a-dish model,” a revolutionary 3-D discovery that gives new hope for the development of therapies to treat and cure the condition. 
October 5, 2015

16th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery

This annual Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) conference brings together academic and industry scientists intent on accelerating the development of innovative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Participate in this exclusive opportunity to hear presentations by ADDF-funded investigators on the forefront of finding treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
September 18, 2015

Expert Jason Karlawish on Alzheimer’s Disease, Bioethics, and the Future of Medicine

This is the first in our occasional series of stories about experts who research aging and the chronic diseases of later life.  For our debut entry, we introduce you to Jason Karlawish, M.D.
September 18, 2015

ACT-AD Coalition Holds Eighth Annual Meeting

On September 16 the ACT-AD (Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease) Coalition hosted its Eighth Annual FDA/Alzheimer’s Disease Allies Meeting in North Bethesda, Md.