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For Glen Campbell and Other Alzheimer's Patients, Music Can Be Good Medicine

August 15, 2017

For Glen Campbell and Other Alzheimer’s Patients, Music Can Be Good Medicine

By In the Loop intheloop

When legendary musician Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he decided to keep performing. And that likely helped Campbell and his family weather the disease. 

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Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Ronald Petersen


March 10, 2016

Remembering Nancy Reagan and a “Magical Friendship”

By In the Loop intheloop

Written by Matt Dacy, director of Mayo Clinic Heritage Hall. Nancy Reagan liked to say she had a “magical friendship” with Mayo Clinic, since it was a future surgeon’s sleight-of-hand that introduced her to the institution. Mrs. Reagan, who died March 6, was a loyal Mayo patient and advocate along with her husband, former President Ronald […]

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Tags: Dr Oliver Beahrs, Dr. Ronald Petersen, Matt Dacy, Nancy Reagan


April 7, 2015

Talk of Tau Shakes Up Alzheimer’s Discussion

By In the Loop intheloop

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


January 20, 2015

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Song Strikes a Chord

By In the Loop intheloop

“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 25, 2014

Seven Tips to Keep Your Mind Young

By In the Loop intheloop

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 21, 2014

The Rhinestone Cowboy and Mayo Clinic

By In the Loop intheloop

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


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