Items Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’

April 4, 2013

Dementia Care Cost Is Projected to Double by 2040

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The most rigorous study to date of how much it costs to care for Americans with dementia found that the financial burden is at least as high as that of heart disease or cancer, and is probably higher…If anything, Dr. Petersen said of the study’s numbers, “they’re being somewhat conservative.” Dr. Petersen, the director of the Alzheimer’s Disease […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, care cost, dementia, New York Times, projection


July 23, 2012

Alzheimer’s Drug Fails in 1 study, 2nd Continues

By Mystery User

A closely watched experimental Alzheimer’s treatment has failed to slow the disease in one late-stage study, a big disappointment for doctors and patients but not the end of the road for the drug. Pfizer Inc. said Monday that it will continue to study its effect on a different group of patients…Biomarkers are genes or measurable […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, AP, biomarkers, Dr. Ronald Petersen, failed experiment, Pfizer


July 16, 2012

Alzheimer’s Drugs Aim to Change Course of Disease

By Mystery User

Alzheimer’s researchers are cautiously hopeful that three new drugs undergoing clinical trials will slow the course of the mind-robbing disease… Neurologist Dr. Howard Feldman of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver said he’d interpret the Gammagard results very cautiously because they may not be statistically significant. “We may not have the right drug, we […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, CBC News, Dr. Howard Feldman, Dr. Ronald Petersen, Gammagard, University of British Columbia


July 13, 2012

Alzheimer’s Drug Trials Nearly Done

By Mystery User

We’re about to find out whether there will be a way anytime soon to slow the course of Alzheimer’s disease. Results are due within a month or so from key studies of two drugs that aim to clear the sticky plaque gumming up patients’ brains… “Everybody in the field is probably holding their breath that […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Dr. Ronald Petersen, plaque, USA Today


May 2, 2012

Pat and Tyler Summitt Fight Alzheimer’s Together

By Mystery User

With everything going on in his life, Tyler Summitt says he has not had time to think about his graduation next week from the University of Tennessee. The son and only child of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt is coming to terms with an illness millions of children and loved ones before him have had […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Dr. Ron Petersen, Pat Summitt, USA Today


February 25, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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February 24, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations oestreich.karl@mayo.edu […]

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Tags: Altru, alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Casey Ryan, CBS Sports, CNN, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Martha Grogan, Dr. Martha Hartz, Dr. Robert Spinner, Dr. Ronald Petersen, Dr. Terry Scheenkloth


January 19, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Summary

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January 19, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to benedett.whitney@mayo.edu with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations oestreich.karl@mayo.edu   […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, american heart association, Bill Clinton, Cholera, Dr. John Wilson, Dr. Michael Stuart, Dr. Raymond Gibbons, Dr. Richard Hurt, Dr. Ron Petersen, Dr. Victor Montori, Dr. Yogish Kudva


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