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March 16th, 2017

Patient Afraid to Leave His Wife Alone Finds Answer in Tammy Rew

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The patient had already had a busy day. One more appointment that afternoon seemed impossible to manage. It wasn’t that he was tired after a long day, or overwhelmed by tests and medical information. His concern was simple. He was worried about his wife.

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Kelly Parish, Tammy Rew


April 7th, 2015

Talk of Tau Shakes Up Alzheimer’s Discussion

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For the past 25 years, much of the energy in Alzheimer’s research has been focused on amyloid protein as the primary driver of cognitive decline in patients. But recently, researchers from Mayo Clinic have stepped up to say, “Wait a minute … take a look at the tau protein.” The researchers, led by Melissa Murray, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Dr David Knopman, Dr Melissa Murray, Dr Ronald Petersen, Mayo Clinic Brain Bank


February 26th, 2015

Fit for the Fight Against Dementia

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The Birkebeiner cross-country ski race in Hayward, Wisconsin, is one that Kurt “Charlie” Steil has skied many times (24, in fact). He even finished in the top 20 in 1988, earning him recognition as his local newspaper’s Male Athlete of the Year. This year, however, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, resident pinned the phone numbers of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Birkebeiner, Dr David Knopman, Eau Claire, mild cognitive impairment


January 20th, 2015

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Song Strikes a Chord

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“I’m still here but yet I’m gone.” That heartbreaking line pretty well sums up the last couple years for country legend Glen Campbell. It’s also the central theme for the song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from the documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” Both the movie and song document the singer’s struggles as Alzheimer’s […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dr Ronald Petersen, Glen Campbell


September 25th, 2014

If you hum a few bars …

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Clifford Jack, M.D., is best known for his work in Alzheimer’s disease research – specifically brain imaging research in cognitive aging. But as a recent article in the journal The Lancet points out, his career could have gone in a different direction. Bit by the music bug early on, he began playing jazz guitar at age […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dr Clifford Jack, Dr Prashanthi Vemuri


September 25th, 2014

Seven Tips to Keep Your Mind Young

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The statistics are staggering. According to The Wall Street Journal, “some 5.2 million people in the U.S. had Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, a number that is expected to about triple by 2050.” It’s enough to make people take drastic measures. People like 30-something Max Lugavere, who was profiled in the very same Wall Street Journal article. Lugavere, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dr Ronald Petersen


August 21st, 2014

The Rhinestone Cowboy and Mayo Clinic

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For more than five decades, Glen Campbell has been making our ears happy with songs from his more than 70 studio albums. But back in 2011, an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis threatened to put that to an end. Rather than riding off into the sunset, however, Campbell decided to give the world an inside look at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dr Ronald Petersen, research


July 29th, 2014

New protein shakes up the search for Alzheimer’s clues

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There’s always a buzz around the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference — “the world’s largest conference of its kind.” One particularly buzzy story line coming out of this year’s confab in Copenhagen traces back to researchers from Mayo Clinic. During the conference, Keith Josephs, M.D., took the stage to discuss the possibility of having put another […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dr Keith Josephs, Duska Anastasijevic, research


July 17th, 2014

Sudoku + Sondheim = A Sharper You

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Be cool. Stay in school. It turns out that old saying may be relevant even to those of us who are well past school-age. According to a story in the Poughkeepsie Journal, Mayo Clinic radiologist Prashanthi Vemuri, Ph.D., and a team of researchers studied what a lifetime of learning could do to prevent the onset […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, Dr Prashanthi Vemuri, research


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