Cynthia Patton, journalist spoke with Dr. Oscar Lopez, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.
As large international study cohorts and clinical trials seek to enroll participants in the earliest stages, they must rely on biomarkers—such as amyloid accumulation in the brain or possession of the ApoE4 allele—rather than outward cognitive symptoms.
Dr. James Becker with the University of Pittsburgh’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center joined the “KDKA Morning News” to talk about how your eyes and nose may hold the key to early detection.
Hugh Papke has been a caregiver for his wife Doris who has had Alzheimer’s for 11 years. Doris is a former participant of the ADRC at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Barcelona-Pittsburgh Symposium on Dementia is held biannually in Barcelona.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UCLA Medical Center found that regular exercise resulted in a delay in cognitive decline.
The American Geriatrics Society Scientific Program Committee has selected the work of Neelesh Nadkarni MD, PhD for the 2016 New Investigator Award.
In a recent article on MedToday.com Kristina Fiore interviewed former ADRC Director, Steven DeKosky, MD, about his role in research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in professional football players and on events portrayed in the film “Concussion”.
An article on Today.com highlights how simple lifestyle changes may help the mind as well as the body. The January 6, 2016 posting by Linda Carroll identifies seven strategies to keep the brain sharp.
Sophie Wodzak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote an article published on October 6, 2015 about Home Instead Senior Care’s new Alzheimer’s Friendly Business Program that strives to reduce the stigma surrounding the disease and supporting families facing the disease in their day-to-day life.
NIH relesead the 2014-2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report titled Advancing Research Toward a Cure.
A Pittsburgh family beset with an early form of Alzheimer’s Disease shares their experience with this rare variant of the disease.
Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) is the most common cause of dementia for people under age 60 – affecting more than 50,000 Americans.
The Lancet Neurology published Longitudinal assessment of neuroimaging and clinical markers in autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease: a prospective cohort study authored by Pitt researchers at the ADRC and their colleagues in the August 2015 issue.
The Time to Invest in Alzheimer’s Research Is Now – Next Avenue School grades aged 10 predict risk of dementia – The Telegraph Early signs drug delays Alzheimer’s
Erickson, of Pitt’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Center for Neuroscience, studies brain function and has published extensively on cognitive changes that occur as a function of physical health and aging.
The evidence is mounting: People can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes.
Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) confirmed Mr. Massaro’s Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis at age 72.
Recent reports have given University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s researchers some hope despite the huge challenges that still exist.
The Alzheimer ‘s Association recently reported on the finding that only 45 percent of patients who have Alzheimer’s disease were actually told of their diagnosis versus 90 percent of people with one of four common types of cancer.
William E. Klunk, MD, PhD has been elected to the National Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors and Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council for the upcoming 2014-2015 term.
Marita Garrett, Outreach Coordinator at the ADRC, was selected by Pitt’s African American Alumni Council (AAAC) to be one of the recipients of this year’s Rising African American Leaders Award.
A group of experts on Alzheimer’s Disease are contesting the U.S. Government’s pro-active plans to prevent and treat the disease until 2025.
The protracted period from diagnosis to death from Alzheimer’s disease has been called “the long goodbye,” and for good reason.
More and more, caregivers and Alzheimer’s professionals in Washington and Greene counties and throughout the country are using art to engage and connect with people with Alzheimer’s.