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. Alzheimer's on the rise /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-on-the-rise.aspx 2015-06-25T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimers-on-the-rise.aspx A map of the projected rise in Alzheimer’s cases by 2025 across America. Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's Battle /alzheimers-news-items/glen-campbells-alzheimers-battle.aspx 2015-06-25T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/glen-campbells-alzheimers-battle.aspx Four years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Glen Campbell rarely recognizes his loved ones and can no longer play music or carry a conversation, but the country legend is still very much Glen Campbell. ASU to collaborate with Banner Health on Alzheimer's, brain research /alzheimers-news-items/asu-to-collaborate-with-banner-health-on-alzheimers,-brain-research.aspx 2015-06-23T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/asu-to-collaborate-with-banner-health-on-alzheimers,-brain-research.aspx ASU and Banner Health will launch the ASU Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center on July 1 on the ASU Tempe campus. The alliance plans to bring together Banner’s clinical research projects and brain and body donation programs that connect brain and body symptoms with the more technical research done by ASU. Alzheimer-Like Brain Abnormalities Seen in Kids /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer-like-brain-abnormalities-seen-in-kids.aspx 2015-06-30T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/alzheimer-like-brain-abnormalities-seen-in-kids.aspx A study of children and adolescents from the world's largest known autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease (ADAD) kindred has documented presymptomatic functional and structural brain changes in juvenile presenilin-1 (PSEN1) E208A mutation carriers. New Study Says Memory And Thinking Tests Could Signal Alzheimer's Up To 18 Years Early /alzheimers-news-items/new-study-says-memory-and-thinking-tests-could-signal-alzheimers-up-to-18-years-early.aspx 2015-06-26T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/new-study-says-memory-and-thinking-tests-could-signal-alzheimers-up-to-18-years-early.aspx The findings, published this week in the medical journal Neurology, found that older adults who performed poorly on cognition tests were almost 10 times as likely to develop the disease within the next 18 years as those with higher scores. Why women should worry about Alzheimer's /alzheimers-news-items/why-women-should-worry-about-alzheimers.aspx 2015-06-26T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/why-women-should-worry-about-alzheimers.aspx Almost two-thirds of Americans with dementia -- 3.2 million -- are women. While women have a longer life expectancy than men, experts believe that living longer is not the only reason that women have a higher incidence of Alzheimer's. OPINION: My Spinal Taps for Alzheimer’s /alzheimers-news-items/opinion-my-spinal-taps-for-alzheimer’s.aspx 2015-06-28T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/opinion-my-spinal-taps-for-alzheimer’s.aspx During these dozen years, researchers have made dramatic progress in understanding the genetics and pathology of Alzheimer’s, but less progress on treatment. Recently, there have been hopeful developments, in particular a plaque-busting drug called aducanumab, for which scientists reported promising early results this year. Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia? /alzheimers-news-items/can-technology-ease-the-burden-of-caring-for-people-with-dementia.aspx 2015-06-29T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/can-technology-ease-the-burden-of-caring-for-people-with-dementia.aspx UCSF, along with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is beginning a $10 million study funded by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Researchers plan to develop a dementia "ecosystem," which aims to reduce the cost of caring for the growing number of dementia patients and to ease the strain on caregivers. Longtime CBS golf announcer reveals he has Alzheimer's Disease /alzheimers-news-items/longtime-cbs-golf-announcer-reveals-he-has-alzheimers-disease.aspx 2015-06-29T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/longtime-cbs-golf-announcer-reveals-he-has-alzheimers-disease.aspx In a Golf World profile published Monday, longtime CBS golf commentator Peter Oosterhuis announced that he has early- onset Alzheimer’s Disease and has known for about a year. Dr. Natalie Azar: Alzheimer's warning signs to watch for /alzheimers-news-items/dr-natalie-azar-alzheimers-warning-signs-to-watch-for.aspx 2015-06-30T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/dr-natalie-azar-alzheimers-warning-signs-to-watch-for.aspx An estimated 5.3 million Americans are battling Alzheimer's disease, and the number is expected to reach nearly 14 million by the year 2050. Two people battling the disease share their stories to highlight Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and Dr. Natalie Azar explains warning signs and offers tips for keeping your brain healthy. Managing Financial Turmoil in the Face of Alzheimer's Disease /alzheimers-news-items/managing-financial-turmoil-in-the-face-of-alzheimers-disease.aspx 2015-07-13T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/managing-financial-turmoil-in-the-face-of-alzheimers-disease.aspx Financial turmoil and Alzheimer's disease are inextricably connected. The mishandling of finances can be one of the first signs of cognitive impairment, and can have a monumental impact on people with Alzheimer's that must be addressed early on. In Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving May Be Just As Trying As the Disease Itself /alzheimers-news-items/in-alzheimers-disease,-caregiving-may-be-just-as-trying-as-the-disease-itself.aspx 2015-07-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/in-alzheimers-disease,-caregiving-may-be-just-as-trying-as-the-disease-itself.aspx When most of us think of Alzheimer's disease, our first thought isn't usually of the quiet caregiver alongside the patient, devoting their time to helping someone living with the disease. But caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is often a full-time job, taking its toll on the caregiver. How Alzheimer’s Is Different in African-Americans /alzheimers-news-items/how-alzheimer’s-is-different-in-african-americans.aspx 2015-07-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/how-alzheimer’s-is-different-in-african-americans.aspx When Lisa Barnes, a neurologist at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center and her colleagues compared the brains of 41 black patients who had died of the disease to the brains of 81 white patients, they found a much more complex picture of Alzheimer’s in the brains of the African-Americans. This is How Alzheimer’s Disease Got Its Name /alzheimers-news-items/this-is-how-alzheimer’s-disease-got-its-name.aspx 2015-07-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/this-is-how-alzheimer’s-disease-got-its-name.aspx On July 15, in 1910 the second volume of the German book General Psychiatry was published. Though the book was written by eminent psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, it ended up preserving the name of a different doctor: it was the first time that a type of dementia was described as “Alzheimer’s disease.” This is how Alzheimer's got its name /alzheimers-news-items/this-is-how-alzheimers-got-its-name.aspx 2015-07-15T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/this-is-how-alzheimers-got-its-name.aspx On July 15, in 1910 the second volume of the German book General Psychiatry was published. Though the book was written by eminent psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, it ended up preserving the name of a different doctor: it was the first time that a type of dementia was described as “Alzheimer’s disease.” How Arizona is fighting Alzheimer’s disease /alzheimers-news-items/how-arizona-is-fighting-alzheimer’s-disease.aspx 2015-07-24T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/how-arizona-is-fighting-alzheimer’s-disease.aspx Into the Mind: Dr. Eric Reiman of Banner Research discusses the many initiatives under way. He ends with a mention of the Registry. Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search /alzheimers-news-items/younger-adults-with-alzheimers-are-key-to-drug-search.aspx 2015-07-23T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/younger-adults-with-alzheimers-are-key-to-drug-search.aspx The face of Alzheimer's isn't always old. Sometimes it belongs to someone like Giedre Cohen, who is 37, yet struggles to remember her own name. People like Giedre have a rare gene mutation that causes symptoms of Alzheimer's to appear before they turn 60.Until recently, people who inherited this gene had no hope of avoiding dementia and an early death. Now there is a glimmer of hope, thanks to a project called DIAN TU that is allowing them to take part in a study of experimental Alzheimer's drugs. A Better Treatment for Alzheimer’s: Exercise /alzheimers-news-items/a-better-treatment-for-alzheimer’s-exercise.aspx 2015-07-23T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/a-better-treatment-for-alzheimer’s-exercise.aspx Exercise can prevent Alzheimer's disease, and now research shows it works as a great therapy, as well. Vigorous exercise not only makes Alzheimer's patients feel better, but it makes changes in the brain that could indicate improvements, researchers told the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Thursday. Drug helps one of worst Alzheimer’s Symptoms – Agitation /alzheimers-news-items/drug-helps-one-of-worst-alzheimer’s-symptoms-–-agitation.aspx 2015-07-22T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/drug-helps-one-of-worst-alzheimer’s-symptoms-–-agitation.aspx A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a medication to fight heart arrhythmias might offer some peace for one of the most troubling symptoms of advanced Alzheimer's disease - agitation - researchers reported Wednesday. New drug may attack Alzheimer’s underlying cause, study finds /alzheimers-news-items/new-drug-may-attack-alzheimer’s-underlying-cause,-study-finds.aspx 2015-07-22T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/new-drug-may-attack-alzheimer’s-underlying-cause,-study-finds.aspx More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. Research coming out from the Alzheimer's Association Conference in Washington looks at an experimental drug, solanezumab. The treatment may attack the underlying cause and slow the devastating illness' progress. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the effects of the drug. New Data On Alzheimer's Drug Candidates Changes Nothing /alzheimers-news-items/new-data-on-alzheimers-drug-candidates-changes-nothing.aspx 2015-07-22T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/new-data-on-alzheimers-drug-candidates-changes-nothing.aspx Sometimes data just speaks for itself. But more often, its left to scientists and journalists to try and draw useful conclusions from complex observations. And so is the case with the latest data reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, D.C on two clinical-stage drug candidates. Predictably, there has been no shortage of comment. Women With Memory Impairment Deteriorate Faster Than Men, According to Alzheimer’s Study /alzheimers-news-items/women-with-memory-impairment-deteriorate-faster-than-men,-according-to-alzheimer’s-study.aspx 2015-07-21T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/women-with-memory-impairment-deteriorate-faster-than-men,-according-to-alzheimer’s-study.aspx Women with early memory problems worsen significantly faster than men at the same stage, according to a new study (ADNI), offering what is perhaps the best evidence to date suggesting meaningful sex differences in vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease. Families afflicted by rare early Alzheimer's push for new research as scientists cite progress /alzheimers-news-items/families-afflicted-by-rare-early-alzheimers-push-for-new-research-as-scientists-cite-progress.aspx 2015-07-20T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/families-afflicted-by-rare-early-alzheimers-push-for-new-research-as-scientists-cite-progress.aspx On Saturday, researchers for the first time brought together dozens of families with the very rarest form of Alzheimer's, young and inherited, from as far as Australia and Britain to meet face to face. They shared advice about when their children should undergo gene testing to learn their own fate, and they got an unusual opportunity to grill government and drug company officials about why it's taking so long to find a good treatment. Your School Grades Affect Your Risk of Dementia /alzheimers-news-items/your-school-grades-affect-your-risk-of-dementia.aspx 2015-07-20T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/your-school-grades-affect-your-risk-of-dementia.aspx In a presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, scientists report that getting good grades in school is among the important factors that can protect against dementia later in life. Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests /alzheimers-news-items/too-much-tv-could-raise-the-risk-of-alzheimer’s,-study-suggests.aspx 2015-07-20T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/too-much-tv-could-raise-the-risk-of-alzheimer’s,-study-suggests.aspx It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests. (Researchers at Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San Francisco). Wall Street Journal: Shirley Wang (07/19/15) /alzheimers-news-items/wall-street-journal-shirley-wang-(071915).aspx 2015-07-19T00:00:00 /alzheimers-news-items/wall-street-journal-shirley-wang-(071915).aspx New data from a long-term study presented Sunday at a major Alzheimer’s disease conference suggest that a battery of well-known memory, brain-imaging and biological measures could help predict whether an individual without apparent memory problems will develop the disease within six years.