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Conference about dementia for African Americans

Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference

The Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference, scheduled for June 2nd, 2012, is the signature educational event organized by the PreSERVE Coalition designed to initiate healthy change for individuals and community. The PreSERVE Coalition is a group of individuals from healthcare, service organizations and the community, collaborating on initiatives that support the […]

Caregiving Early Onset Alzheimer's Chris and Mark Donham

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Realities of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Caregiving | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Today we will continue to honor Alzheimer’s disease Caregivers. As November is National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we would like to take special notice of Mark Donham and to the late, Christine Donham. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak with Mark about his journey with Christine (Chris). […]

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving the Radioman Way: A “Thank You” to all Caregivers

In honor of November as National Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month we would like to take special notice of Mark Donham and to the late, Christine Donham. Within the past week we have posted a couple articles about Christine (Chris), and Mark’s story about their experience with Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Chris noticed […]

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You Could have Alzheimer’s Disease at Age 30: Understanding the Value of Early-onset Alzheimer’s Research | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

While dementia most often affects older adults, people as young as 30 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Alois Alzheimer first described the disease named for him in 1906. His pioneering descriptions of symptoms (loss of cognitive function) and abnormal brain pathology (plaques and tangles in brain tissue) were based on observations […]

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Take Cancer over Alzheimer’s in a Heartbeat-The Brutal Truth about Early On-set Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

It was 1991. Traveling between New York and Portland, 34-year-old Chris Gorham managed $100 million worth of bargaining power in women’s apparel for Nordstrom. An avid reader, fiercely independent and fashionably dressed, Chris’s childhood losses hastened feelings of mortality and motivated her to live each day as a gift. Now 50, Chris takes 14 pills […]

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Fish Oil For Cognitive Health: The Investigation Continues | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Recent media coverage about health research has emphasized study results indicating that fish oil as a treatment to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be ineffective. Widely cited as the source of this information is an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association describing the results of an NIA study […]

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Oldest US Citizens May Hold the Clues that Explain Cognitive Decline In Dementia Patients | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye’s Oregon Brain Aging Study (OBAS), a longitudinal study of factors related to healthy brain aging, has received a Merit Review Continuation Award from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The study, now entering its 22nd year, will use the four-year award to focus on understanding the mechanisms related to a major cause of […]

MRI Scans Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

How Do We Know If Our Brains Are Fit? Measuring Brain Wellness As We Age When it comes to loss of memory and the decline of other mental functions associated with aging, health care providers and their patients need good information to guide proper care and treatment. That is why researchers who investigate brain wellness […]

OHSU Translational Role in Aging Innovation: Molecules to Monkeys to Mirabella | Oregon Aging Research Conference

OHSU Translational Role in Aging Innovation: Molecules to Monkeys to Mirabella This innovative conference will feature national keynote speakers, top OHSU scientists, clinicians and educators, and a scientific poster session for OHSU researchers and trainees involved in aging research. This event will kick off the Healthy Aging Alliance’s vision to address the gaps that currently […]

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Remembering the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

September 25th, 2011 was a cloudy morning. Local news predicted a 60 percent chance of rain for downtown Portland, Oregon. We gathered in Director Park to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an event organized annually in all fifty states by the Alzheimer’s Association. As the […]