Banner Alzheimers Institute http://banneralz.org Banner Alzheimers Institute Study reinforces link between Alzheimer's and diabetes /alzheimers-news-items/study-reinforces-link-between-alzheimer's-and-diabetes.aspx 2011-09-20T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/study-reinforces-link-between-alzheimer's-and-diabetes.aspx MSNBC Inherited Alzheimer's may be detected early /alzheimers-news-items/inherited-alzheimer's-may-be-detected-early.aspx 2011-07-20T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/inherited-alzheimer's-may-be-detected-early.aspx MSNBC Alzheimer's debate: Test if you can not treat it? /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-debate-test-if-you-can-not-treat-it.aspx 2011-07-20T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-debate-test-if-you-can-not-treat-it.aspx USA Today Lifestyle changes can reduce risk of Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/lifestyle-changes-can-reduce-risk-of-alzheimer's.aspx 2011-07-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/lifestyle-changes-can-reduce-risk-of-alzheimer's.aspx Wall Street Journal Traumatic brain injury could double the risk of dementia /alzheimers-news-items/traumatic-brain-injury-could-double-the-risk-of-dementia.aspx 2011-07-18T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/traumatic-brain-injury-could-double-the-risk-of-dementia.aspx USA Today Discovery doubles genetic clues to Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/discovery-doubles-genetic-clues-to-alzheimer's.aspx 2011-04-05T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/discovery-doubles-genetic-clues-to-alzheimer's.aspx Discovery of five new pathways for detecting Alzheimer's in two new reports. Children ease Alzheimer's in the land of the aging /alzheimers-news-items/children-ease-alzheimer's-in-the-land-of-the-aging.aspx 2010-11-29T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/children-ease-alzheimer's-in-the-land-of-the-aging.aspx New York Times Alzheimer's advances: Promsing but slow /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-advances-promsing-but-slow.aspx 2010-10-22T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-advances-promsing-but-slow.aspx ABC News Families struggle with Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/families-struggle-with-alzheimer's.aspx 2010-10-20T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/families-struggle-with-alzheimer's.aspx ABC News Obama to seek more Alzheimer's research money /alzheimers-news-items/obama-to-seek-more-alzheimer's-research-money.aspx 2012-02-07T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/obama-to-seek-more-alzheimer's-research-money.aspx News Day Alzheimer's study using pacemaker-like device in Phoenix /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-study-using-pacemaker-like-device-in-phoenix.aspx 2012-08-10T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-study-using-pacemaker-like-device-in-phoenix.aspx Bloomberg News Service National Alzheimer's proposal outlines strategy to improve diagnosis and treatment /alzheimers-news-items/national-alzheimer's-proposal-outlines-strategy-to-improve-diagnosis-and-treatment.aspx 2012-01-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/national-alzheimer's-proposal-outlines-strategy-to-improve-diagnosis-and-treatment.aspx Draft National Alzheimers Plan Health professionals agree that action is needed, but some wonder if the draft goes far enough. Alzheimer's brain plaques 'rapidly cleared' in mice /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-brain-plaques-'rapidly-cleared'-in-mice.aspx 2012-02-10T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-brain-plaques-'rapidly-cleared'-in-mice.aspx BBC Alzheimer's Disease: Dutch Village Doubles as Nursing Home /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-disease-dutch-village-doubles-as-nursing-home.aspx 2012-04-10T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-disease-dutch-village-doubles-as-nursing-home.aspx ABC News WHO: Dementia cases projected to triple worldwide by 2050 /alzheimers-news-items/who-dementia-cases-projected-to-triple-worldwide-by-2050.aspx 2012-04-11T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/who-dementia-cases-projected-to-triple-worldwide-by-2050.aspx USA Today Pacemaker for the brain could treat Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/pacemaker-for-the-brain-could-treat-alzheimer's.aspx 2012-05-11T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/pacemaker-for-the-brain-could-treat-alzheimer's.aspx KTAR Detecting Alzheimer's Early Could Change Lives /alzheimers-news-items/detecting-alzheimer's-early-could-change-lives.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/detecting-alzheimer's-early-could-change-lives.aspx USA Today In Preventing Alzheimer’s, Mutation May Aid Drug Quest /alzheimers-news-items/in-preventing-alzheimer’s,-mutation-may-aid-drug-quest.aspx 2012-07-12T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/in-preventing-alzheimer’s,-mutation-may-aid-drug-quest.aspx New York Times Alzheimer's study using pacemaker-like device in Phoenix /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-study-using-pacemaker-like-device-in-phoenix.aspx 2012-08-10T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-study-using-pacemaker-like-device-in-phoenix.aspx AZ Family.com, Channel 3 Banner institute to study Alzheimer's deep brain stimulation /alzheimers-news-items/banner-institute-to-study-alzheimer's-deep-brain-stimulation.aspx 2012-08-10T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/banner-institute-to-study-alzheimer's-deep-brain-stimulation.aspx Phoenix Business Journal Landmark Alzheimer's disease summit launches Monday /alzheimers-news-items/landmark-alzheimer's-disease-summit-launches-monday.aspx 2012-05-14T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/landmark-alzheimer's-disease-summit-launches-monday.aspx USA Today Component in red wine may hold answers in fight against Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/component-in-red-wine-may-hold-answers-in-fight-against-alzheimer's.aspx 2012-05-14T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/component-in-red-wine-may-hold-answers-in-fight-against-alzheimer's.aspx USA Today U.S. launches ambitious Alzheimer's plan with research push /alzheimers-news-items/us-launches-ambitious-alzheimer's-plan-with-research-push.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/us-launches-ambitious-alzheimer's-plan-with-research-push.aspx Reuters Government launches new plan to find treatment for Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/government-launches-new-plan-to-find-treatment-for-alzheimer's.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/government-launches-new-plan-to-find-treatment-for-alzheimer's.aspx Fox News Banner tests experimental drug to halt Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/banner-tests-experimental-drug-to-halt-alzheimer's.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/banner-tests-experimental-drug-to-halt-alzheimer's.aspx Arizona Republic Prevention is goal of Alzheimer's drug trial /alzheimers-news-items/prevention-is-goal-of-alzheimer's-drug-trial.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/prevention-is-goal-of-alzheimer's-drug-trial.aspx New York Times Roche Alzheimer's drug picked for major test /alzheimers-news-items/roche-alzheimer's-drug-picked-for-major-test.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/roche-alzheimer's-drug-picked-for-major-test.aspx Reuters Banner Alzheimer’s Institute launching $100M clinical trial /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimer’s-institute-launching-$100m-clinical-trial.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimer’s-institute-launching-$100m-clinical-trial.aspx Phoenix Business Journal Alzheimer’s Research Effort Seeks New Treatments by 2025 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer’s-research-effort-seeks-new-treatments-by-2025.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer’s-research-effort-seeks-new-treatments-by-2025.aspx Bloomberg Trial Targets Alzheimer's Before It Strikes /alzheimers-news-items/trial-targets-alzheimer's-before-it-strikes.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/trial-targets-alzheimer's-before-it-strikes.aspx Wall Street Journal Study to test antibody crenezumab for preventing Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/study-to-test-antibody-crenezumab-for-preventing-alzheimer's.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/study-to-test-antibody-crenezumab-for-preventing-alzheimer's.aspx USA Today Alzheimer's prevention? New drug trial brings promise /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-prevention-new-drug-trial-brings-promise.aspx 2012-05-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-prevention-new-drug-trial-brings-promise.aspx CBS News U.S. Launches National Alzheimer's Plan /alzheimers-news-items/us-launches-national-alzheimer's-plan.aspx 2012-05-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/us-launches-national-alzheimer's-plan.aspx Time Banner involved in $100 million Alzheimer's study /alzheimers-news-items/banner-involved-in-$100-million-alzheimer's-study.aspx /alzheimers-news-items/banner-involved-in-$100-million-alzheimer's-study.aspx KTAR Groundbreaking $100M study aims to stop Alzheimer's before it starts /alzheimers-news-items/groundbreaking-$100m-study-aims-to-stop-alzheimer's-before-it-starts.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/groundbreaking-$100m-study-aims-to-stop-alzheimer's-before-it-starts.aspx CBS News Alzheimer’s Research Effort Seeks New Treatments by 2025 (1) /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer’s-research-effort-seeks-new-treatments-by-2025-(1).aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer’s-research-effort-seeks-new-treatments-by-2025-(1).aspx Business Week Groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Trial Announced /alzheimers-news-items/groundbreaking-alzheimer's-disease-prevention-trial-announced.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/groundbreaking-alzheimer's-disease-prevention-trial-announced.aspx Health News Digest Research to Prevent Alzheimer’s Will Target Group With Rare Form /alzheimers-news-items/research-to-prevent-alzheimer’s-will-target-group-with-rare-form.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/research-to-prevent-alzheimer’s-will-target-group-with-rare-form.aspx ABC News Family with Alzheimer's gene to test Genentech drug /alzheimers-news-items/family-with-alzheimer's-gene-to-test-genentech-drug.aspx 2012-05-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/family-with-alzheimer's-gene-to-test-genentech-drug.aspx San Francisco Chronicle US strategy for Alzheimer’s disease laid out /alzheimers-news-items/us-strategy-for-alzheimer’s-disease-laid-out.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/us-strategy-for-alzheimer’s-disease-laid-out.aspx Nature Federal Funds Launch First Alzheimer's Prevention Study /alzheimers-news-items/federal-funds-launch-first-alzheimer's-prevention-study.aspx 2012-05-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/federal-funds-launch-first-alzheimer's-prevention-study.aspx Clinical Psychiatry News US Launches Campaign Against Alzheimer's, Including Prevention Drug Trials /alzheimers-news-items/us-launches-campaign-against-alzheimer's,-including-prevention-drug-trials.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/us-launches-campaign-against-alzheimer's,-including-prevention-drug-trials.aspx Voice of America New Drug Trial Aims To Prevent Alzheimer's Before It Starts /alzheimers-news-items/new-drug-trial-aims-to-prevent-alzheimer's-before-it-starts.aspx 2012-05-17T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/new-drug-trial-aims-to-prevent-alzheimer's-before-it-starts.aspx Time Scientists work towards Alzheimer's prevention pill /alzheimers-news-items/scientists-work-towards-alzheimer's-prevention-pill.aspx 2012-05-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/scientists-work-towards-alzheimer's-prevention-pill.aspx The World Today (Australia) Alzheimer's Prevention Drug Trial /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-prevention-drug-trial.aspx 2012-05-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-prevention-drug-trial.aspx Arizona Horizon, PBS NIH Director Announces $100M Prevention Trial of Genentech Antibody /alzheimers-news-items/nih-director-announces-$100m-prevention-trial-of-genentech-antibody.aspx 2012-05-17T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/nih-director-announces-$100m-prevention-trial-of-genentech-antibody.aspx Alzheimer's Research Forum Alzheimer's Cure by 2025? /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-cure-by-2025.aspx 2012-05-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-cure-by-2025.aspx ABC World News Tonight Alzheimer's disease: Music brings patients 'back to life' /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-disease-music-brings-patients-'back-to-life'.aspx 2012-04-13T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer's-disease-music-brings-patients-'back-to-life'.aspx ABC News FDA Approves Amyvid™ (Florbetapir F 18 Injection) for Use in Patients Being Evaluated for Alzheimer's Disease /alzheimers-news-items/fda-approves-amyvid™-(florbetapir-f-18-injection)-for-use-in-patients-being-evaluated-for-alzheimer's-disease.aspx 2012-04-06T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/fda-approves-amyvid™-(florbetapir-f-18-injection)-for-use-in-patients-being-evaluated-for-alzheimer's-disease.aspx Yahoo Alzheimer’s Prevention Trial Announced /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer’s-prevention-trial-announced.aspx 2012-05-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer’s-prevention-trial-announced.aspx AZ Business Magazine Path Is Found for the Spread of Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/path-is-found-for-the-spread-of-alzheimer's.aspx 2012-02-01T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/path-is-found-for-the-spread-of-alzheimer's.aspx New York Times The National Plan to fight Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/the-national-plan-to-fight-alzheimer's.aspx /alzheimers-news-items/the-national-plan-to-fight-alzheimer's.aspx CNN US government sets out Alzheimer’s plan /alzheimers-news-items/us-government-sets-out-alzheimer’s-plan.aspx 2012-05-22T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/us-government-sets-out-alzheimer’s-plan.aspx Nature Finding a treatment for Alzheimer's by 2025 /alzheimers-news-items/finding-a-treatment-for-alzheimer's-by-2025.aspx 2012-01-23T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/finding-a-treatment-for-alzheimer's-by-2025.aspx CBS News An Introduction to Genetics and Alzheimer's Disease /alzheimers-news-items/an-introduction-to-genetics-and-alzheimers-disease.aspx 2013-08-13T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/an-introduction-to-genetics-and-alzheimers-disease.aspx Banner Alzheimer's Institute's Jessica Langbaum discusses in her Huffington Post column how genetics can factor into Alzheimer's Disease. Because Hope Matters /alzheimers-news-items/because-hope-matters.aspx /alzheimers-news-items/because-hope-matters.aspx Dr. Pierre Tariot discusses his goal to end Alzheimer's before another generation is lost. How Down Syndrome may help unravel Alzheimer's puzzle /alzheimers-news-items/how-down-syndrome-may-help-unravel-alzheimers-puzzle.aspx /alzheimers-news-items/how-down-syndrome-may-help-unravel-alzheimers-puzzle.aspx Researchers now believe that understanding the connection between Alzheimer’s Disease and down syndrome might help unravel the Alzheimer’s puzzle and point towards therapies that might slow, or even halt, the disease. Unraveling Alzheimer's mysteries in search of new treatment /alzheimers-news-items/unraveling-alzheimers-mysteries-in-search-of-new-treatment.aspx /alzheimers-news-items/unraveling-alzheimers-mysteries-in-search-of-new-treatment.aspx Washington University is conducting a study called the “Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network,” or DIAN, which looks at people who are destined to develop symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease because they inherited a gene mutation that causes the illness. Alzheimer’s ‘affects a family in every way there is’ /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer’s-‘affects-a-family-in-every-way-there-is’.aspx 2013-09-12T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer’s-‘affects-a-family-in-every-way-there-is’.aspx It’s National Alzheimer’s Month and NBC is trying to focus attention on Alzheimer’s disease which seems to be impacting almost everyone you talk to. HHS Secretary Sebelius reports on U.S. Alzheimer's plan /alzheimers-news-items/hhs-secretary-sebelius-reports-on-us-alzheimer's-plan.aspx 2012-04-25T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/hhs-secretary-sebelius-reports-on-us-alzheimer's-plan.aspx Alzheimer's Research Forum Nursing Home Sex Stifled by Safety Fears /alzheimers-news-items/nursing-home-sex-stifled-by-safety-fears.aspx 2012-06-26T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/nursing-home-sex-stifled-by-safety-fears.aspx ABC News The Vanishing Mind: Life, with dementia /alzheimers-news-items/the-vanishing-mind-life,-with-dementia.aspx 2012-02-27T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/the-vanishing-mind-life,-with-dementia.aspx New York Times Learning About Your Family’s Elevated Alzheimer’s Risk—as Early as Age 8 /alzheimers-news-items/learning-about-your-family’s-elevated-alzheimer’s-risk—as-early-as-age-8.aspx 2014-11-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/learning-about-your-family’s-elevated-alzheimer’s-risk—as-early-as-age-8.aspx Gary Stix of Scientific American takes a closer look at families in Colombia, who are affected by a rare genetic mutation that leads to early-onset Alzheimer’s. Arizona at forefront of Alzheimer’s research /alzheimers-news-items/arizona-at-forefront-of-alzheimer’s-research.aspx 2014-11-05T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/arizona-at-forefront-of-alzheimer’s-research.aspx New drugs, treatments and clinical trials offer hope for the future. National Family Caregivers Month: Your Alzheimer's Caregiving Questions Answered /alzheimers-news-items/national-family-caregivers-month-your-alzheimers-caregiving-questions-answered.aspx 2014-11-03T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/national-family-caregivers-month-your-alzheimers-caregiving-questions-answered.aspx In honor of National Family Caregivers Month this November, BAI's Jan Dougherty reflected on the most common questions her team receives, as well as the advice they share with caregivers. National plan seeks effective Alzheimer's treatment, focus /alzheimers-news-items/national-plan-seeks-effective-alzheimer's-treatment,-focus.aspx 2012-05-28T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/national-plan-seeks-effective-alzheimer's-treatment,-focus.aspx American Medical News $33 Million Grant for Effort to Prevent Late-Onset Alzheimer’s /alzheimers-news-items/$33-million-grant-for-effort-to-prevent-late-onset-alzheimer’s.aspx 2013-09-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/$33-million-grant-for-effort-to-prevent-late-onset-alzheimer’s.aspx In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) announces a major prevention trial to evaluate a treatment in cognitively healthy older adults at the highest known genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. An NIH grant, expected to total $33.2 million, will support this research. Protein May Hold Key to Alzheimer's Root Cause /alzheimers-news-items/protein-may-hold-key-to-alzheimers-root-cause.aspx 2013-09-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/protein-may-hold-key-to-alzheimers-root-cause.aspx Research published suggests a class of proteins could be one of the contributing causes of Alzheimer's. NIH's $33 Million Alzheimer's Gamble /alzheimers-news-items/nihs-$33-million-alzheimers-gamble.aspx 2013-09-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/nihs-$33-million-alzheimers-gamble.aspx NIH gives $33 million for Alzheimer's research. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute wins $33.2 million grant to study drug /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimer’s-institute-wins-$332-million-grant-to-study-drug.aspx 2013-09-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimer’s-institute-wins-$332-million-grant-to-study-drug.aspx Could a drug help prevent Alzheimer's Disease? Researches at Banner Alzheimer's Institute will do a new study to determine if one drug will. Untangling Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/untangling-alzheimers.aspx 2013-09-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/untangling-alzheimers.aspx The Arizona Republic's series about Alzheimer's Disease. Stories include information research, patient profiles and the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry. Alzheimer's researchers seek better prevention with early detection /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-researchers-seek-better-prevention-with-early-detection.aspx 2014-01-08T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-researchers-seek-better-prevention-with-early-detection.aspx Banner Alzheimer's Institute was featured on PBS Newshour. The segment showcases how BAI is helping Alzheimer's patients and includes interviews with BAI Director Pierre Tariot and Director of Family and Community Services Jan Dougherty. The story also shares information about the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry. Physican blogs about Alzheimer's Journey /alzheimers-news-items/physican-blogs-about-alzheimers-journey.aspx 2013-04-25T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/physican-blogs-about-alzheimers-journey.aspx CBS news story about a doctor who chronicles his personal experience with Alzheimer's Disease includes quotes from BAI's Dr. Eric Reiman. High Blood Sugar May Increase Alzheimer's Risk /alzheimers-news-items/high-blood-sugar-may-increase-alzheimers-risk.aspx 2013-05-07T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/high-blood-sugar-may-increase-alzheimers-risk.aspx Elevated blood sugar levels may be associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even in people without diabetes. Research strong linking blueberries with lowering Alzheimer's risk /alzheimers-news-items/research-strong-linking-blueberries-with-lowering-alzheimers-risk.aspx 2013-05-08T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/research-strong-linking-blueberries-with-lowering-alzheimers-risk.aspx The berries could reduce risk of memory loss. Cognoptix begins pre-pivotal clinical trial /alzheimers-news-items/cognoptix-begins-pre-pivotal-clinical-trial.aspx 2013-02-28T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/cognoptix-begins-pre-pivotal-clinical-trial.aspx Eye test designed to identify Alzheimer’s disease patients. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute to open $16.3M Imaging Center /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimer’s-institute-to-open-$163m-imaging-center.aspx 2013-02-05T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimer’s-institute-to-open-$163m-imaging-center.aspx The Imaging Center, located at BAI’s campus in Phoenix, was made possible by $9.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and $7.1 million in philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations. Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative Trial Marks Milestone /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-prevention-initiative-trial-marks-milestone.aspx 2013-12-23T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-prevention-initiative-trial-marks-milestone.aspx PHOENIX, AZ (Dec. 23, 2013) – The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) trial in cognitively healthy individuals has reached a significant milestone with the first participants in Colombia receiving doses of an experimental anti-amyloid antibody, crenezumab designed to delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Banner Physician Receives Prestigious Potamkin Award for Alzheimer's Research /alzheimers-news-items/banner-physician-receives-prestigious-potamkin-award-for-alzheimers-research.aspx 2013-01-24T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/banner-physician-receives-prestigious-potamkin-award-for-alzheimers-research.aspx Banner Alzheimer's partners with Novartis /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimers-partners-with-novartis.aspx 2014-07-14T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimers-partners-with-novartis.aspx Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) today announced a partnership with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer’s in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages. Read more: ASU News: Joe Caspermeyer /alzheimers-news-items/asu-news-joe-caspermeyer.aspx 2015-05-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/asu-news-joe-caspermeyer.aspx More than 200 participants gathered last week at Arizona State University’s Old Main to share the latest clinical research discoveries and advancements at the 2015 Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium’s Annual Scientific Conference. New York Times: Pam Belluck /alzheimers-news-items/new-york-times-pam-belluck.aspx 2015-05-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/new-york-times-pam-belluck.aspx New studies, with articles in JAMA, support the central early role in Alzheimer’s of beta amyloid. The findings also confirm that amyloid screening, by PET scan or cerebral spinal fluid test, can help identify people for clinical trials of drugs to prevent Alzheimer’s. New York Times Blog: Jane E. Brody /alzheimers-news-items/new-york-times-blog-jane-e-brody.aspx 2015-05-18T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/new-york-times-blog-jane-e-brody.aspx One woman describes her experience in figuring out if she was losing her memory as she got older of if she was prone to Alzheimer’s. She went through various tests that helped determine her state of mind. Banner Alzheimer's Institute gets $10 million for new continuing prevention research /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimers-institute-gets-$10-million-for-new-continuing-prevention-research.aspx 2015-06-01T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/banner-alzheimers-institute-gets-$10-million-for-new-continuing-prevention-research.aspx New funding will aid in the research towards find treatments that work as soon as possible. The new funding will support three aspects of the API APOE4 trial that otherwise would not be possible: (1) brain PET imaging at the start of the trial and two-year follow-up in 125 participants each year, (2) a sub-study to evaluate two remote genetic counseling approaches, and (3) expansion of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry for the APOE4 trial. Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse /alzheimers-news-items/reflections-of-an-alzheimers-spouse.aspx 2015-06-04T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/reflections-of-an-alzheimers-spouse.aspx Allan gives his testament to losing his wife to Alzheimer’s .The emotions a caregiver goes through is very difficult on any given day. Poor sleep may contribute to Alzheimer's disease /alzheimers-news-items/poor-sleep-may-contribute-to-alzheimers-disease.aspx 2015-06-01T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/poor-sleep-may-contribute-to-alzheimers-disease.aspx New research suggests that a good night's sleep may play an important role in helping protect the brain against memory decline associated with Alzheimer's. The study found that higher amounts of beta-amyloid were linked with poor sleep. Participants with the highest levels of beta-amyloid and the poorest quality of sleep also performed worst on memory tests that the researchers gave volunteers before and after sleep. The Link Between Your Immune System, Brain, and Alzheimer’s /alzheimers-news-items/the-link-between-your-immune-system,-brain,-and-alzheimer’s.aspx 2015-06-02T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/the-link-between-your-immune-system,-brain,-and-alzheimer’s.aspx Scientists have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system through vessels. Since they’re connected, this plays a large role for neurological diseases. People with Alzheimer’s disease suffer from protein accumulating on the brain, and it’s because the protein is not properly being removed by the lymphatic vessels. Worried about Alzheimer's? Ways to reduce your risk /alzheimers-news-items/worried-about-alzheimers-ways-to-reduce-your-risk.aspx 2015-06-02T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/worried-about-alzheimers-ways-to-reduce-your-risk.aspx A new report assesses the latest science on 14 health and lifestyle risk factors that may impact the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Alzheimer's Support Groups: Tips for Success /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-support-groups-tips-for-success.aspx 2015-06-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-support-groups-tips-for-success.aspx Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be tremendously discouraging and stressful. After many years supporting patients and families at Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI), we've learned how helpful it can be to talk with others who are going through similar experiences. ASU and Banner Health to launch on-campus disease research center /alzheimers-news-items/asu-and-banner-health-to-launch-on-campus-disease-research-center.aspx 2015-06-12T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/asu-and-banner-health-to-launch-on-campus-disease-research-center.aspx Arizona State University and Banner Health announced Wednesday a partnership to launch a disease research center on ASU's Tempe, Arizona campus. Twins study identifies blood protein that may predict Alzheimer’s disease /alzheimers-news-items/twins-study-identifies-blood-protein-that-may-predict-alzheimer’s-disease.aspx 2015-06-17T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/twins-study-identifies-blood-protein-that-may-predict-alzheimer’s-disease.aspx Researchers in the United Kingdom have studied data from over 100 sets of identical twins and identified a blood protein that may predict whether an individual will develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Spares Brain's Music Regions /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-spares-brains-music-regions.aspx 2015-06-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-spares-brains-music-regions.aspx Researchers in the United Kingdom have studied data from over 100 sets of identical twins and identified a blood protein that may predict whether an individual will develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We Should Have Better Results in the Alzheimer’s Battle /alzheimers-news-items/we-should-have-better-results-in-the-alzheimer’s-battle.aspx 2015-06-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/we-should-have-better-results-in-the-alzheimer’s-battle.aspx Attempts at targeting amyloid have failed so often that objective science compels us to question why the construct is still being pursued so vigorously. A 29-year-old former Wall Streeter bought an Alzheimer's drug that failed clinical trials — and now his company is worth $3 billion /alzheimers-news-items/a-29-year-old-former-wall-streeter-bought-an-alzheimers-drug-that-failed-clinical-trials-—-and-now-his-company-is-worth-$3-billion.aspx 2015-06-16T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/a-29-year-old-former-wall-streeter-bought-an-alzheimers-drug-that-failed-clinical-trials-—-and-now-his-company-is-worth-$3-billion.aspx A company owned by former hedge fund manager Vivek Ramaswamy recently snatched up the rights to an unnamed dementia drug — the same drug that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline gave up on after spending years testing it. What You May Have Missed In Biotech: $100M For Antibiotics And Good News For Postpartum Depression /alzheimers-news-items/what-you-may-have-missed-in-biotech-$100m-for-antibiotics-and-good-news-for-postpartum-depression.aspx 2015-06-13T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/what-you-may-have-missed-in-biotech-$100m-for-antibiotics-and-good-news-for-postpartum-depression.aspx Huge effort has gone into fighting rare diseases the past few years, but this week’s biotech news revolved around more common maladies. Drugs to lower cholesterol, treat Alzheimer’s, and depression were in the news. Exclusive: Alzheimer's group may scrap early look at highly sought Lilly data /alzheimers-news-items/exclusive-alzheimers-group-may-scrap-early-look-at-highly-sought-lilly-data.aspx 2015-06-12T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/exclusive-alzheimers-group-may-scrap-early-look-at-highly-sought-lilly-data.aspx The Alzheimer's Association may not offer an early look at highly sought clinical trial data on an experimental drug from Eli Lilly and Co after news of the impending release led to a jump in the company's shares. Cannibalism might hold cure for Alzheimer’s /alzheimers-news-items/cannibalism-might-hold-cure-for-alzheimer’s.aspx 2015-06-12T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/cannibalism-might-hold-cure-for-alzheimer’s.aspx A tribe in Papua New Guinea has developed a gene that’s resistant to degenerative brain diseases – after years of eating their dead.