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    Findings from memory research continue to fascinate
    September 1, 2007

    Your own name. What you were doing when you heard that President Kennedy had been shot or that we had landed on the moon. How to play the piano. The birth of your first child. Some things are indelibly imprinted in your mind. You can...

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    The National Cell Repository for Alzheimer's Disease: A genetic researcher's 'savings and loan'
    September 1, 2007

    You might think of the National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease (NCRAD) as a savings and loan association for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) researchers. Its assets are human cell lines and DNA samples, plus a database...

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    Legal and financial planning for the AD patient: How the health care team can help
    June 1, 2007

    A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) all too often finds the patient and caregiver unprepared to deal with the important legal and financial decisions that eventually will need to be addressed. Indeed, many people have not taken...

  • Early results from Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)
    June 1, 2007

    Researchers may be able to reduce the time and expense associated with clinical trials, according to early results from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a public-private research partnership organized by the...

  • NIH AD conference helps set course for future research
    December 1, 2006

    NIH AD conference helps set course for future research During the recent National Institutes of Health AD conference—AD: Setting the Research Agenda a Century after Auguste D.—nearly 200 leading investigators interspersed a...

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    100 years ago...
    December 1, 2006

    The year 2006 marked the 100th anniversary of Dr. Alois Alzheimer’s presentation of a case study of a 51-year-old German woman, Auguste D., who had been admitted to a hospital in 1901 with an unusual cluster of symptoms. Those...

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    Encouraging eating: Advice for at-home dementia caregivers
    December 1, 2006

    Second of two parts Food, eating, and mealtimes are important parts of life. Food gives us life-sustaining nourishment and contributes to good health, eating satisfies our hunger and stimulates our senses, and mealtimes can be important...

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    Promoting successful eating in long-term care: Relationships with residents are key
    July 1, 2006

    First of two parts Anyone who has worked with mid- and late-stage dementia residents in long-term care can describe mealtime challenges they’ve encountered. Refusing to eat, rejecting food, becoming too distracted to eat, not...

  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Maya Angelou asks adults ages 55 - 90 to join study
    January 15, 2006

    The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)—a project developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—is seeking 800 older adults to participate in a study aimed at identifying biological markers of memory...

  • New staff at NIA
    January 15, 2006

    The NIA’s lead program for AD research—the Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging (NNA) Program—recently welcomed three new health science administrators (HSAs). Each new staff member brings a wealth of scientific and...