Posts Tagged ‘chicago’

Alzheimer's Gene

Four New Alzheimer’s Genes Found Double Risk of Developing the Disease

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from a consortium of 44 universities and research institutions in the United States, including Rush University Medical Center, identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Each gene individually adds to the risk of having this common form of dementia later in life. The findings, published in […]

Young onset Alzheimer's Disease

Living Gracefully With Younger Onset Alzheimer’s

By Susan Frick Every month for many years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to listen to an amazing group of people. Their knowledge and insights have taught me about living while facing some of life’s most difficult challenges. Sponsored by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, this monthly group is for people living with younger […]

Endear Supports the Rush University Medical Center for Charity

Endear Welcomes the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center as Its new Featured Charity

Endear is proud to announce that the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has chosen us to showcase them as our “Featured Charity”. Endear for Alzheimer’s focuses on brining about awareness for Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Personally, I feel that Alzheimer’s research is one of the most important activities that our society will be engaged in […]

Healthy Lifestyle Protects Against Alzheimer's

Five Things You Can Do To Guard Yourself From Alzheimer’s Disease

A study led by Dr. Patricia Boyle of Rush University Center in Chicago has concluded that people with greater life purpose maintained cognitive ability better than those who weren’t leading a purposeful life. Dr. Boyle and her team wanted to establish a strategy for avoiding Alzheimer’s consequences rather than attempting to find a way of […]

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Having a Purpose in Life Helps Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Research done by Memory and Aging Project at Rush offers hope in fight against disease. Charlotte Morrison loves to walk, practice tai chi and paint with watercolors. Morrison, 83, finds meaning in helping others who live with her in the Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community in LaGrange Park to express themselves. “Every morning, I ask myself, […]

C.T.E. common with Iraq and Afghan veterans

What Happens to Veterans Exposed to Combat Blasts? Evidence Shows Similar Brain Injury as Professional Athletes

Scientists who have studied a degenerative brain disease in athletes have found the same condition in combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, concluding that such explosions injure the brain in ways strikingly similar to tackles and punches. The researchers also discovered what they believe is the mechanism by which explosions damage […]

Bike 4 Alz: Western Kentucky University Students ride cross country for Alzheimer's

College Students Cycle Across the US for Alzheimer’s

On May 25, 2012, a group of college guys will begin a North to South cross-country bicycle trip to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease research. They call themselves Bike4Alz. The ride will begin at International Falls, Minnesota, located on the US-Canada border.  Seven weeks later the group will be sipping piña coladas in […]

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Estrogen Supplements May Protect Women From Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

As debate continues to rage over the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, emerging medical evidence suggests certain women who take estrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms could be protected from Alzheimer’s disease. “If a woman is having hot flashes, our data suggest that she would benefit from hormone therapy,” said Pauline Maki, a U.S. researcher […]