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First woman on U.S. Supreme Court is stepping away from public life
It would be normal for Sandra Day O'Connor, at the age of 88, to have some age-related cognitive decline, but her diagnosis of dementia means something different.
October 23, 2018
by ABC News
Sandra Day O'Connor's announcement that she's been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia is shedding light on Alzheimer's disease. 
October 22, 2018
by PBS
A study by AARP and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute looks at the best ways for seniors to increase memory and brain power. 
October 22, 2018
by Alzheimer's Prevention Bulletin
When people think of organ donation – they typically think of giving an organ to someone in immediate need of a transplant. But donated brain tissue can be used by hundreds of research centers...
Researchers have launched two studies in which people at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease will be treated before symptoms appear.
You might be familiar with biomarkers such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure numbers and body temperature. But what about amyloid and tau? How might these biomarkers lead the way to detecting,...
August 30, 2018
by Banner Alzheimer's Institute Beacon - Family and Community Services
Planning activities for a person with dementia, if you are the primary caregiver, can be a daunting task with everything else you have on your plate.  Activities are an incredibly important aspect of...
There is much to be learned about the development of Alzheimer’s disease and how to prevent or delay the onset of the disease – this is why so many research studies are looking for volunteers. For...
The brains of African elephants are nearly three times larger than their human counterparts — but elephants seem to have extraordinary memory capacity late into life.