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More funds for Colombian crenezumab trial in Alzheimer’s

It is the cornerstone of the global Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative. The amount of the award over five years is expected to total $14.8 million, to provide ...

Columbus hopes to become first city to screen all seniors for Alzheimer’s

Story on the new “Columbus Memory Project,” which offers every Columbus resident 65 or older a free test giving them a “memory number” as a baseline understanding of memory health, and will also offer the ability to submit a DNA sample through GeneMatch.

 

What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

In recognition of Brain Awareness Week, Consumer Reports highlights what you can do to possibly lower your risk of getting this devastating disease.  

Alzheimer’s: Pharma’s Great White Whale Is Still Worth Hunting

The drug industry has had multiple expensive failures trying to treat Alzheimer’s disease, yet the big potential payoff keeps it searching.

Eli Lilly’s Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Fails in Large Trial

An experimental Eli Lilly & Co. drug failed to significantly help Alzheimer’s disease patients in a closely watched clinical trial. Dr. Eric Reiman said Wednesday’s results raised questions about whether Lilly’s dose was high enough, whether the researchers were “attacking the right form of amyloid,” and whether they were they treating patients too late in the disease process.
 

Ask the Expert - The Problem with Puzzles

Dear Dr. Blacker,

I understand that memory games and crossword puzzles are supposed to be good for your brain health. But the problem is, I don’t enjoy them. What else can I do to engage my brain now that I’m nearing retirement and how much is needed to benefit my brain? 

 

Engage Your Brain - Help Prevent Dementia – Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin

Are you more likely to you pick up the Sunday crossword puzzle, the television remote or a good book? It turns out any of these may have some preventive benefit when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This issue of Alzheimer’s Prevention Bulletin explores a new study of recent research on the benefits of engaging your brain. 

4 Tips For Alzheimer’s Prevention

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, temporary treatments help so the key is prevention. Making your health a priority makes you happier and have a healthier mind. These tips will guide you towards keeping your brain healthy. 

Ask the Expert: Funding Alzheimer's Research and What it Means for Me?

Our June expert is Heather M. Snyder, PhD, Senior Director of Medical and Scientific Operations for the Alzheimer’s Association. Based in Chicago, Illinois, the Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.