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In-Focus: Alzheimer’s Disease

June 2017—Neurodegenerative Diseases Linked by Abnormal Proteins Causing Similar Damage to Brain Cells By the Numbers The percentage increase in death rates in patients with Alz…

Intervention and Prevention: The State of Care and Research in Alzheimer’s Disease

Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD

June 2017—Several promising threads in research and policy are paving the way for much needed therapeutic interventions.

The Rapidly Evolving Front in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

With Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD, a Q&A

June 2017—Imaging technologies may pave the way toward early diagnosis and the development of disease modifying therapies.

Music and Dementia: An Overview

Ronald Devere, MD

June 2017—Music appears to be a unique and powerful stimulus for reaffirming personal identity and social connectedness in individuals with dementia.

Neurodegenerative Diseases Linked by Abnormal Proteins Causing Similar Damage to Brain Cells

Tuesday, May 30, 2017—Abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease share a similar ability to cause damage when they invade brain cells,…

B. Smith and Husband Dan Gasby to Receive American Brain Foundation’s PLINA Award

Thursday, April 06, 2017—B. Smith and her husband Dan Gasby are the 2017 recipients of the American Brain Foundation’s Public Leadership in Neurology Award (PLINA). Smith is a celebrity chef, re…

New Evidence Suggests Potential for Blood-Based Alzheimer’s Biomarker

Tuesday, March 28, 2017—Plasma neurofilament light (NFL) may represent a blood-based, non-invasive biomarker in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new findings published in the JAMA Neurolo…

The Digital Future of Cognitive Screening

With Douglas Scharre, MD

January/February 2017—As continued research elucidates Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers, cognitive screening tools will play an integral role in the early detection of impairment.


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