Multi-Day Conference Aims To Provide Information On The Impact Of Alzheimer's & Dementia On The African American CommunityThe three upcoming sessions focus on communities of color and clinical trials, caregiving challenges and resources, and how to promote brain health through diet and exercise.
Walk To End Alzheimer's Saturday In Cockeysville Aims to Raise AwarenessOrganizers put on the Greater Baltimore Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday. It unfolded at the Hunt Valley Town Center in Cockeysville. About 200 teams of more than 1,000 people registered for the walk.
Flu, Pneumonia Shots May Lower Risk For Alzheimer's, Studies FindNot only does getting a shot reduce your chances of coming down with a nasty infection, but getting vaccinated may also reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the future, according to two separate abstracts presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Monday.
FDA Takes Action Against 17 Companies For Illegally Selling Products Claiming To Treat Alzheimer's DiseaseThe US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer.
Blood Test Could Detect Alzheimer's Up To 16 Years Before Symptoms Begin, Study SaysA simple blood test could predict if a patient will develop Alzheimer's disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin, a new study finds.
Scientists Say They Have Fixed The Gene Linked To Alzheimer's DiseaseScientists found that apoE4 is only slightly different from the gene apoE3 however, the protein it produces within the body is much more damaging to human brain cells.
UMD Students Invent Low-Cost Tool For Early Alzheimer's DiagnosisA team of sophomores from the University of Maryland have run away with the first place prize in a contest to improve human health.
NFL Retirees Are Being Urged To Sign Up For SettlementAbout 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. The league expects more than 6,000 of them to eventually be diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Study Shows How Alzheimer's Affects Women Differently Than MenNew developments in Alzheimer's research---a disease that is known to be more common for women. Now a study shows how it impacts them differently.
New Test Could Spot Early Signs Of Alzheimer's DiseaseWith more and more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, doctors say it's critical to identify problems with memory and thinking as soon as possible. Now, a simple test could help spot the early signs of the disease. Click on the link for more information.
Country Music Legend's Daughter Pushes For Alzheimer’s Research FundingAn emotional moment in Washington, D.C. The daughter of country music legend Glen Campbell testified on Capitol Hill that her dad is struggling with Alzheimer’s and it may soon silence his music.
Maryland Balls Raising Alzheimer's Research FundsAlzheimer's affects about 5.4 million people in the United States and, as of 2010, about 86,000 people in Maryland, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Next month, three people with Carroll County ties will dance to help raise awareness and money for the Association.
Md. Revokes Assisted-Living Home's LicenseThe Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it has revoked the license of a Boonsboro assisted-living center where an 84-year-old Alzheimer's patient was badly hurt in a fall through an unfinished floor.
Md. Politician Shares His Wife's Struggle With Early-Onset Alzheimer'sHeartbreak. One of Maryland's most promising politicians was devastated when his 52-year-old wife developed Alzheimer's.
Johns Hopkins University Doctors Experiment With Pacemaker To Combat Alzheimer'sOne in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease. Now doctors right here in Baltimore break new ground in the fight against it.