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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...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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    Building trust and using technology to reach out to American Indians
    January 1, 2006

    Alzheimer’s Disease Centers (ADCs) work hard to bring diagnosis, treatment, and education services to the diverse populations they serve, including rural and urban groups, the poor, Hispanics, African-Americans, Asian Americans,...

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    Studies show intervention can improve caregiver skills, quality of life
    January 1, 2006

    Community-based dementia care-giver interventions can reduce caregiver depression, teach effective behavior management skills, improve caregiver-care recipient relationships, and positively affect general quality of life for caregivers...

  • NIA adds 2 ADCs to research network
    July 1, 2005

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is pleased to announce the addition of two Alzheimer’s Disease Centers (ADCs) serving the southeastern U.S.: the University of South Florida (USF), headquartered in Tampa, and Emory University in...

  • Earlier AD diagnosis creating demand for early-stage support groups
    July 1, 2005

    Many people are being diagnosed earlier in the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) because of improving sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic techniques and increased awareness of the disease. Health care professionals, the...

  • Alzheimer's Disease Centers program celebrates 20th anniversary
    February 1, 2005

    The year was 1984. Ronald Reagan was campaigning for his second term in office. Prince and the Revolution had the top pop song, When Doves Cry. At the Oscars, Terms of Endearment won best picture. The Soviet Union pulled out of the summer...