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Oregon Alzheimer’s Activists say State Must Prepare for ‘Tsunami’ of Aging Population

Every year, thousands of Oregonians are diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and family members often don’t know where to turn. A coalition of legislators, nonprofits and activists says it’s time for that to stop. The group is releasing today a first-for-Oregon road map that calls for additional resources for unpaid in-home caregivers and new requirements for guardians, […]

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How Robots, the Internet, and Other Technologies Will Help Alzheimer’s Disease

Jeffrey Kaye is a Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He directs the NIA – Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at OHSU and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also directs ORCATECH – the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology. Dr. Kaye’s research program has focused […]

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How Does Your Diet Affect Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

In the first study of its kind, researchers have linked specific vitamins and nutrients in the diet with cognitive performance and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The research, published in the journal Neurology, showed that people with healthier diets — rich in omega-3 fatty acids and a variety of vitamins — had bigger brains and […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]