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  • The Huffers in their home at a computer, with motion sensor
    Taking technology home: Researchers test new methods to detect cognitive change
    March 1, 2008

    Margaret and Vernon Huffer’s home in the Willamette View retirement community in Portland, Oregon, is under observation. As they go about their daily activities, sensors on the walls, doorways, and appliances gather information...

  • Dr. David Schlessinger
    SardiNIA Project steps up global research in genetics, aging
    March 1, 2008

    In a 10-year, NIA-funded collaboration, U.S. and Italian investigators are conducting genetic research on the scenic Mediterranean island of Sardinia. One autumn day in 1995, Giuseppe Pilia, M.D., Ph.D.*, then a post-doctoral fellow in...

  • Nixon and his grandson use videoconferencing technology
    Necessity: The mother of invention
    March 1, 2008

    Necessity, it has been said, is the mother of invention. Ken Nixon and his two brothers have demonstrated the truth of that adage, in their case inventing an innovative way to help meet the daily needs of their mother who had Alzheimer...

  • NCRAD administrative staff
    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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    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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    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...

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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...

  • 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...

  • photo of Dr. Alois Alzheimer
    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...