Alzheimer's

UC Brain Science Unit Launches Push for Own Building

In a bold effort to place the University of Cincinnati’s sprawling brain-science practice under one roof, writes Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, officials of the UC Neuroscience Institute announced Friday a $54.6 million campaign to build a dedicated facility for the study and treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. Media:…
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Forget-Me-Not Gala for Alzheimer’s Research Joins UCNI Calendar

Forget-Me-Not Gala for Alzheimer’s Research Joins UCNI Calendar

Alzheimer’s is a disease of “abundant cruelty” that John Van Kirk, PhD, knows all too well. The Cincinnati businessman lost his wife of 56 years, Rosemary, to the disease in 2012. Eager to honor her memory by raising money for research, Dr. Van Kirk has founded a new event: the Forget-Me-Not Gala, which will support…
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Coping with an Unwelcome Disorder: Lewy Body Dementia

Coping with an Unwelcome Disorder: Lewy Body Dementia

For Dean Jennings, neurological disease arrived cloaked in disguise. It began with memory problems at work, which he hid from his wife and co-workers, then revealed itself with balance problems, a shuffling walking pattern and an unexpected fall on the tennis court. Dean’s initial diagnosis was “possible Parkinson’s disease,” and later he was treated with…
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New Test Aids in Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Media Contact:  (513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is a significant challenge for the medical profession, a challenge that will continue to increase as baby boomers age. But before Alzheimer’s can be treated, it must be accurately diagnosed—a challenge in itself. Now, a radiopharmaceutical compound that was approved earlier this year by the U.S….
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The Burden of Alzheimer’s: Cases Rise as Boomers Age; States Work to Shift Care, Cut Costs

Medications such as Aricept can help preserve daily functions, but nothing has been shown to slow the pathological progress of the disease, said neurologist Brendan Kelley, MD, Director of the Memory Disorders Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. It opened in May.   To read the entire article, click on the link below….
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Heimanns Step Forward as Donors for Alzheimer’s Chair

(513) 558-4559 CINCINNATI—The numbers associated with Alzheimer’s disease are staggering enough—more than 5 million Americans diagnosed, at a total cost of $172 billion for care in 2010. But it was the human cost that motivated Bob and Sandy Heimann to step forward as the donors who helped make the Memory Disorders Center at the University…
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Signs, Symptoms and Treatments of Alzheimer’s Disease

Listen to a radio interview with Brendan Kelley, MD, Medical Director of the UC Memory Disorders Center. Signs, Symptoms and Treatments of Alzheimer’s Publication Name: 91.7 WVXU

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