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The 7th Annual Nashville Alzheimer’s Golf Classic Benefits The Pat Summitt Foundation

6/8/2018

The 2018 tournament was held on Monday, June 4th at The Governors Club in Brentwood, fielding 38 teams and and raising over $150,000 in net proceeds for the foundation.

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The Pat Summitt Foundation presents grant to Baptist Memorial Health Care at Pat Summitt Invitational

5/7/2018

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The Nashville Alzheimer’s Golf Classic Announces New Title Sponsor

4/17/2018

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The Pat Summitt Foundation is proud to sponsor The Brain Awareness Campaign at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

3/7/2018

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Pat Summitt Foundation Expresses Appreciation to the SEC & Its Member Institutions

1/17/2018

Officials of The Pat Summitt Foundation expressed today their appreciation to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and all its member institutions for their support of the organization’s mission.

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2018 SEC Win Challenge

12/29/2017

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Council on Foundation Summary and Analysis: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

11/29/2017

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Cyclists complete 1,098-mile trip to honor Pat Summitt

10/28/2017

A group of cyclists, including former Tennessee women’s basketball player Michelle Brooke-Marciniak, have completed a 1,098-mile journey to promote the Pat Summitt Foundation and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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SIX WNBA TEAMS JOIN PEDAL FOR PAT INITIATIVE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

10/16/2017

“Summitt Cyclists” prepare to ride 1,098 miles in honor of Pat Summitt.

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Governor, First Lady Partner with Manning To Raise over $600,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation

9/27/2017

Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam yesterday partnered with five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease. Two private, ticketed events held Tuesday together raised over $600,000 to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, Pat Summitt.

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FORMER LADY VOL MICHELLE BROOKE-MARCINIAK JOINS PEDAL FOR PAT

8/2/2017

Named as a Co-Chair as team prepares to ride 1,098 miles in honor of Pat Summitt.

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Interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s, new studies show

7/18/2017

Getting a solid night’s sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day — there is increasing evidence that it may also protect against dementia.

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One Social Hour a Week Can Help Someone With Dementia

7/16/2017

"People with dementia who are living in [nursing] homes are among the most vulnerable in our society," said study leader Clive Ballard. He's a professor at the University of Exeter Medical School in England.

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Brain scanning could improve dementia diagnosis for two thirds of patients, study finds

7/16/2017

Routine brain scanning could improve dementia diagnosis for two thirds of patients, ending years of misdiagnosis, a study has found.

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The Pat Summitt Foundation Specialty License Plate Announcement

7/5/2017

Deadline for PSF License plate has been extended.

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The Pat Summitt Foundation to Post Video Tributes online In Memory of Pat Summitt on June 28

6/26/2017

On June 28, to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of Pat Summitt, The Pat Summitt Foundation will post short video tributes throughout the day on its website and social media platforms.

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The Nashville Alzheimer’s Golf Classic Benefits The Pat Summitt Foundation

6/6/2017

Event organizer, Mike Estes, with Capital Wealth Advisors noted, “One of Pat’s most famous quotes was, ‘You win in life with people,’ and she was right. I am blessed to be surrounded by the best of friends and golf patrons for this year's event! It's time that we take Alzheimer's disease head on and finish exactly the way she would want us to!”

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Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Up 55 Percent in Recent Decades

5/26/2017

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6 Brain-Healthy Foods That Can Prevent Alzheimer's

5/12/2017

You'll never believe what happy hour staple is recommended.

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Tennessee cyclists will ride one mile for all 1,098 of Pat Summitt’s wins

3/30/2017

A group of Tennessee cyclists will ride a mile for each of the late Pat Summitt’s record 1,098 collegiate wins.

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The fight against Alzheimer's has suffered a hammer blow, and now everyone is pinning their hopes on a new approach

2/26/2017

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We Back Pat: Honoring the legacy of Pat Summitt

2/13/2017

Pat Summitt said her calling in life was to make a difference in the lives of young women. The legendary Tennessee coach did that and so much more.

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Pat Summitt Foundation Expresses Appreciation to the SEC & Its Member Institutions; 2017 Annual We Back Pat Week Continues to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

1/16/2017

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The Alzheimer's Laboratory

11/27/2016

An extended family in Colombia with a genetic mutation causing Alzheimer’s may help scientists prevent the disease someday.

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Pat Summitt Clinic set to open in December

11/14/2016

In a partnership with the UT Medical Center and the Pat Summitt Foundation, the Pat Summitt Clinic is set for a soft open in December.

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Pat Summitt Clinic is designed with patients in mind

11/14/2016

The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic will be designed with the patients in mind. The new clinic in Medical Building C at UT Medical Center will be a state-of-the-art facility for the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients.

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Pat Summitt Clinic nearing completion

11/14/2016

"Over the long term we want this to be a destination site for Alzheimer's researchers. We want this clinic to have the name that Pat Summitt had, the reputation that she had in women's athletics, to be noted for its outstanding care and research."

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Pat Summitt Foundation License Plate

11/7/2016

There is a new way to support The Pat Summitt Foundation and let your fellow motorists know you’re doing so.

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Knoxville Museum of Art and The Pat Summitt Foundation To Co-Host Special Program Exploring Art and The Brain

10/11/2016

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The Pat Summitt Foundation Kicks Off Fifth Annual Alzheimer's Pansy Project to Raise Awareness, Funds

9/29/2016

Special purple and orange pansies will take their place on the Knoxville area landscape this fall amongst all the autumn decorations, UT orange and coming fall foliage. However, the hardy flowers bear an important meaning beyond their beauty.

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Dr. Roberto Fernandez Named Medical Director of The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center

9/22/2016

Leaders at The University of Tennessee Medical Center announced neurologist Roberto Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD, as the medical director of the Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic. The clinic is set to open at the end of the year and bears the name of the late Pat Summitt, the legendary college women’s basketball coach who passed away earlier this year after facing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic hires medical director, to open at year’s end

9/22/2016

The Pat Summitt Alzheimer's Clinic at University of Tennessee Medical Center will be completed by the end of 2016, and neurologist Dr. Roberto Fernandez will be its medical director, hospital leaders announced Thursday.

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Newly Inducted Into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Shaquille O'Neal, Joins the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation to Raise Funds for Groundbreaking Research in the Quest for a Cure

9/12/2016

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Memory Loss Associated With Alzheimer's May Be Preventable And Reversible

9/6/2016

The finding that the loss of memory function caused by damage at the synapse can be reversed is especially encouraging. If Alzheimer’s can be caught early enough, not only might further spread be prevented but the loss of long-term memory function suffered by the Alzheimer’s patient might be restored.

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Is new Alzheimer's drug a 'game-changer?'

9/1/2016

An experimental drug shattered and removed toxic plaques in the brains of patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, researchers said Thursday.

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UT MEDICAL CENTER AND THE PAT SUMMITT FOUNDATION TO HOST THE SUMMITT SERIES: ALZHEIMER’S

8/26/2016

Educating Our Community About Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Period Pain Drug Cures Symptoms In Mice, New Research Shows

8/13/2016

The incurable Alzheimer’s disease may now have a cure. A new research by the University of Manchester shows that the most common form of dementia can be fully cured with an anti-inflammatory drug, commonly used for period pain.

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Knoxville Inaugural Pat Summitt Invitational at WindRiver Golf Club

8/9/2016

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Newport doctor who has overcome hearing loss is a finalist for national award

8/4/2016

Dr. William Shankle, a member of The Pat Summitt Foundation Medical Advisory Council, is a finalist for the 2016 Oticon Focus on People Awards, which honor the accomplishments of people with hearing loss.

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The Pat Summitt Foundation Expresses Thanks to NCAA for $50,000 Memorial Gift to Support The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic

7/20/2016

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Interfering with brain pathway early could improve memory in Alzheimer's patients

4/25/2016

Scientists with the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at The Rockefeller University used a complex set of imaging technologies and experiments to identify an early trafficking protein pathway (COPI) that affects amyloid precursor protein (APP), which precedes the formation of amyloid plaques.

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Protein research offers "promising" potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

4/19/2016

The study, led by scientists at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has discovered that a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology and cognitive decline in mice.

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You're taking care of someone with Alzheimer's, but who is taking care of you?

4/16/2016

Caregiver stress is a very real thing. The person who has Alzheimer's, they don't experience stress in the same way that a caregiver does. For them, every moment is new. The caregivers are the ones that worry about the future and worry about the past and worry about the present.

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Researchers testing stem cells to treat Alzheimer's in first-of-its-kind trial

4/14/2016

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Why Alzheimer's Patients Stop Recognizing Loved Ones

4/11/2016

One of the most heartbreaking things about Alzheimer’s disease is it not only steals people’s memories but also their ability to recognize the faces of their loved ones and now researchers say they now know why this occurs.

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How do you die from Alzheimer's disease?

4/5/2016

“And since the brain affects everything, Alzheimer’s ultimately affects everything,” she said, “including the ability to swallow, cough and breathe.”

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Alzheimer’s may be caused by haywire immune system eating brain connections

3/31/2016

More than 99% of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s drugs have failed, leading many to wonder whether pharmaceutical companies have gone after the wrong targets. Now, research in mice points to a potential new target: a developmental process gone awry, which causes some immune cells to feast on the connections between neurons.

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Keeping mentally active doesn’t stave off Alzheimer’s disease — only its symptoms

3/26/2016

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The Virus That Could Cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and More

3/23/2016

Beka Solomon, a professor at Tel Aviv University, made a serendipitous discovery one day when she was testing a new class of agents against Alzheimer’s disease. If it pans out, it might mark the beginning of the end of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Total Recall

3/19/2016

Missing memories have been restored in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

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We can stop dementia with games: Atari founder

3/14/2016

"The ultimate virtual reality is reality, where you actually go into an environment that is alive and you solve problems, and you put in context the things that you're learning," Bushnell said from technology conference South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

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Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by herpes virus, warn experts

3/9/2016

Drugs trials have failed and it's time to face up to the fact Alzheimer's is probably caused by viruses and bacteria, say scientists

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The Pat Summitt Foundation Expresses Appreciation to SHEEX

3/9/2016

The Pat Summitt Foundation Expresses Appreciation to SHEEX®, Inc. for its Support Former Lady Vol Michelle Brooke-Marciniak Giving Back Through Her Company.

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Screening for Alzheimer’s Gene Tests the Desire to Know

3/7/2016

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Brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's disease developed by scientists

3/2/2016

Researchers at the University of California have proven that it is possible to spot the sticky amyloid plaques and tau protein tangles which cause the disease and pinpoint the moment that they trigger Alzheimer’s disease.

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Busy Brains Delay Alzheimer's Symptoms But Not the Disease

3/1/2016

Keeping an active mind with intellectual pursuits in midlife may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease symptoms, but it does not appear to prevent the physical changes in the brain for most people, a new study finds.

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Blocking inflammation prevents cell death, improves memory in Alzheimer’s disease

2/29/2016

UCI mouse study points to new treatments to limit effects of neurological disorder

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We Can Handle the Truth: The Facts on Alzheimer's

2/25/2016

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Are Women the Key to Unlocking Alzheimer’s?

2/25/2016

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Body’s immune system may play larger role in Alzheimer’s disease than thought

2/23/2016

UCI mouse study finds dramatic increase in brain plaques when key cells are lacking

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The Hardest Test: Should early Alzheimer's prevent marriage, children?

2/22/2016

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The Hardest Test: Beth got Alzheimer's first, her siblings soon followed

2/21/2016

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Scientists identify 'ground zero' for Alzheimer's disease

2/17/2016

Researchers have identified "ground zero" for Alzheimer’s in the brain: the place the disease appears to strike first and a region they say may be more important to keep sharp than previously thought.

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Pat Summitt Foundation Presents The University of Tennessee Medical Center $400,000 Check for The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic

1/21/2016

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Pill to block Alzheimer's 'ready in a decade'

1/13/2016

A treatment for Alzheimer's disease will be available within a decade and may ultimately be prescribed in a similar way to statins to prevent the onset of the illness, experts have predicted.

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Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

1/11/2016

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Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board Member Michelle Brooke-Marciniak Makes Generous Gift to Alzheimer’s Clinic Campaign

1/9/2016

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7 Facts About Alzheimer's Disease Every Woman Should Know

1/6/2016

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Dementia loved ones 'benefit from visits'

1/1/2016

Spending time with loved ones with dementia is important even after they fail to recognize the faces of friends and family, a dementia charity says.

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Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville Presents Checks to Local Charities Following Test Drive for a Cause Promotion

12/28/2015

Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville presented checks to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and The Pat Summit Foundation. Money for the groups was raised during a test drive promotion as part of Furrow Automotive Group’s 100th anniversary.

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When Mom Has Alzheimer's, A Stranger Comes For Christmas

12/21/2015

"We can't make everybody's Christmas anymore," Mary says. "To try to pretend that the losses aren't happening doesn't do anybody any good. It doesn't help your family members understand what's happening."

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Why Only Some People Develop Alzheimer's

12/21/2015

Proteins Explain Why Some People Function Normally Despite Signs Of Alzheimer's In Their Brains

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US deaths from Alzheimer's disease rise significantly

12/9/2015

Nearly 10,000 more people died of Alzheimer's disease in the United States last year than in 2013, a significant rise of 8.1 percent, according to US health data released Wednesday.

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Home Federal Bank Makes $40,000 Gift to Campaign for Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic

11/17/2015

The Pat Summitt Foundation expresses appreciation to Home Federal Bank of Tennessee for their recent $40,000 gift.

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New findings in Alzheimers research

11/16/2015

Current Alzheimer's research focuses on the amyloid precursor protein (APP), which is responsible for the formation of destructive plaques in the brain. Researchers from Bochum have now demonstrated that APP, in addition to forming those plaques, might also affect the development of Alzheimer's disease via another mechanism.

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Thanks to Food City for Their Continued Financial Support

11/2/2015

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Alzheimer's Q&A: What does a 'dementia-friendly community' mean?

10/25/2015

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, a dementia-friendly community is one in which people with dementia are empowered to have aspirations and feel confident, knowing they can contribute and participate in activities that are meaningful to them.

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Study: Early Alzheimer's Clues Appear In The Brain's Internal GPS

10/24/2015

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Fungus, the bogeyman

10/24/2015

A curious result hints at the possibility dementia is caused by fungal infection.

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Cherokee Distributing Gift to the Foundation

10/19/2015

Officials of The Pat Summitt Foundation expressed appreciation today to Cherokee Distributing Company for their $25,000 gift, which was one of the first corporate leadership gifts made to the Foundation.

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Fungus found in brains raises Alzheimer's questions

10/15/2015

Traces of fungus have been discovered in the brains of Alzheimer's sufferers, researchers said Thursday, relaunching the question: might the disease be caused by an infectious microbe?

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Scientists identify protein key to Alzheimer’s treatment

10/15/2015

A protein that appears to be key in the development of Alzheimer’s disease has been identified by scientists who say the discovery could provide a new drug target for dementia.

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Researchers challenge widely accepted idea about Alzheimer's protein

10/15/2015

The study, led by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona (IRB Barcelona) in Spain, is published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Keep brain healthy to cut Alzheimer's risk: mental health expert

10/14/2015

Making our brains healthier may reduce the chance of getting dementia, says an expert who is optimistic about a scientific breakthrough for preventing the disease. Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/keep-brain-healthy-to-cut-alzheimers-risk-mental-health-expert-20151014-gk8osf.html#ixzz3oYyuPy30 Follow us: @brisbanetimes on Twitter | brisbanetimes on Facebook

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New Alzheimer's treatments may arise from modeling 'heat shock proteins'

10/13/2015

One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease is the abnormal clumping of beta-amyloid proteins in the brain, resulting in the death of brain cells. The discovery that small heat shock proteins prevent uncontrolled protein clumping has opened the possibility of developing drugs that emulate this effect. Now, a new study takes this a step further by revealing how small heat shock proteins interact with beta-amyloid to prevent clumping.

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Should Doctors Withhold an Alzheimer's Diagnosis?

10/12/2015

A survey reported in Time Magazine on March 24, 2015 found that, "As few as 36 percent of doctors said they usually told their patients if they had Alzheimer's." The two major reasons given by doctors for withholding an Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnosis were "fear of causing emotional distress in their patients," and "lack of time and resources to fully explain the diagnosis."

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Human 'mini brains' grown in labs may help solve cancer, autism, Alzheimer's

10/7/2015

Scientists at Ohio State University say they've figured out a way to grow the genetic equivalent of a nearly complete embryonic human brain.

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Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Hall of Fame to host Joan Cronan Book Signing

10/1/2015

The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will host a book signing featuring Women’s Athletics Director Emeritus for the University of Tennessee, Joan Cronan. The book signing will be held at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on October 20th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The book signing is free of charge and is open to the public. Proceeds of the book sales will benefit the Pat Summitt Foundation and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Aspirin relative might help Alzheimer's

9/21/2015

Salsalate, long used for rheumatoid arthritis, reduces toxic tau protein in mice study.

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Alzheimer’s disease consists of three distinct subtypes, according to UCLA study

9/16/2015

Finding could mean that each variation would need to be treated differently

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Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

9/14/2015

Inexpensive blood pressure medications may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.

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How Vitamin D Affects Alzheimer’s Risk

9/14/2015

Getting too little vitamin D can contribute to faster cognitive decline in older adults, according to the latest study.

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For Alzheimer's patients, resveratrol brings new hope

9/11/2015

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Tableware designed for Alzheimer's patients

9/3/2015

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Weight in midlife may affect onset of Alzheimer's

9/1/2015

The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, found that in cognitively normal adults who later go on to develop Alzheimer's, being overweight in midlife - defined as age 50 - seems to accelerate the onset of the disease.

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Gene therapy rescues dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

8/28/2015

New clinical trial data suggest that nerve growth factor gene therapy is safe for extended periods of time.

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Alzheimer’s disease thought to be accelerated by an abnormal build-up of fat in the brain

8/27/2015

People with Alzheimer’s disease have fat deposits in the brain. For the first time since the disease was described 109 years ago, researchers have discovered accumulations of fat droplets in the brain of patients who died from the disease and have identified the nature of the fat.

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Many Alzheimer's Patients Have Little Brain Plaque

8/26/2015

Scientific research has linked Alzheimer’s disease to a buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, which gum up mental functions and lead to memory loss and eventually death.

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Are You at Risk for Alzheimer's?

8/25/2015

No one knows for sure whether they will develop Alzheimer's disease or not, but certain factors may increase your risk. A new study has identified nine potentially modifiable risk factors that may contribute to more than 75 percent of all Alzheimer's cases worldwide.

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Modern malady may be behind rise in dementia

8/16/2015

Could pollution be to blame for why dementia is killing more people and being diagnosed earlier than ever? That's the theory being floated by researchers involved in a study of patients in 21 countries from 1989 to 2010.

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Death Rates From Alzheimer's and Other Cognitive Diseases Are Spiking

8/11/2015

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New Treatment Could Prevent, Reverse Alzheimer’s

8/9/2015

New research suggests that a brain protein that has changed form may be the cause of brain disorders -- including Alzheimer’s Disease.

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A Better Treatment for Alzheimer's: Exercise

8/4/2015

Exercise can prevent Alzheimer's disease, and now research shows it works as a great therapy, as well.

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The Inadequate War on Alzheimer's

7/29/2015

The fight against Alzheimer's disease tallied a small victory last week, when two new drugs were found that possibly slow its relentless attack on brain cells. But the search for a cure isn't moving nearly quickly enough.

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Natural Protein Blocks Alzheimer's: UCLA Researchers

7/29/2015

For the first time, scientists have found a natural protein produced in the brain can block a key enzyme involved in the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

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Eli Lilly’s Solanezumab: A Possible Cure for Alzheimer’s?

7/28/2015

nnovative Alzheimer's Drugs in Development at Biogen, Elli Lilly

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High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk

7/27/2015

High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

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Fund Alzheimer’s research rather than drown in hopeless care-giving

7/27/2015

How can we make progress against Alzheimer’s if we scrimp on efforts to get to its roots? Better to adequately fund research for treatment and prevention rather than remain mired in costly and hopeless caregiving.

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When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

7/25/2015

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A Better Treatment for Alzheimer's: Exercise

7/23/2015

Exercise can prevent Alzheimer's disease, and now research shows it works as a great therapy, as well.

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Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search

7/23/2015

People like Giedre have a rare gene mutation that causes symptoms of Alzheimer's to appear before they turn 60.

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New saliva test may catch Alzheimer's disease early

7/20/2015

A test detecting Alzheimer's disease early may become easily available thanks to one plentiful bodily substance: saliva, a recently released study shows.

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Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Help Other Diseases, Too

7/19/2015

"Our ultimate goal is to discover a pill that can be taken once a day that could either stop or slow Alzheimer's disease," says Marcia Taylor, the company's director of biological research.

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PENN SCIENTISTS MAKE BREAKTHROUGH IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH

7/16/2015

"We target Tau, we target Sia Nuclein, we figure out a way to unfold it with a small molecule, drugs or a way to snag it with antibodies and throw it in the trashcan," said Dr. Trojanowski, Director of Penn Institute on Aging.

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Hope for Alzheimer's treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration

6/30/2015

Studies on mice show two existing medicines could help restore protein production in brain and prevent memory loss, speeding up search for cure.

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Why Do Women Have A Higher Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease Than Men?

6/29/2015

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.

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Study: Middle Age Memory Failures Can Predict Alzheimer's 18 Years Before Diagnosis

6/28/2015

Results from an extensive new study suggest that early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear up to 18 years before the disease is officially diagnosed.

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Pat Summitt to be honored at the Evening for Champions

6/24/2015

Featuring Robin Roberts, all-star cast of former Lady Vols and Friends

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Coach Mack Brown receives the 2015 Pat Summitt Lifetime Achievement Induction Into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

6/11/2015

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New Alzheimer Disease Study Makes Connection To Cause

6/9/2015

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Type O Blood Protects Against Alzheimer's: Study

6/4/2015

The study, published in the Brain Research Bulletin, indicates people with an “O” blood type have more grey matter in their brain, which helps to protect against diseases such as Alzheimer's, than those with “A,” “B,” or “AB” blood types, Medical Xpress reports.

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20th Anniversary Nashville Alzheimer’s Golf Classic Benefits Pat Summitt Foundation

6/3/2015

The 2015 tournament was held May 31st and June 1st at the Governors Club in Brentwood and raised more than $125,000 for the Foundation from the Patrons' Dinner and Silent Auction, sponsorships and the 32 teams that participated.

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Pat Summitt Foundation and The University of Tennessee Medical Center Form Partnership to Create the Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic

6/3/2015

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The Link Between Your Immune System, Brain, and Alzheimer’s

6/2/2015

Researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system through vessels that scientists previously didn’t know existed.

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Worried about Alzheimer's? Ways to reduce your risk

6/2/2015

Alzheimer's disease is the only one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, treated or even slowed down. The greatest risk factors -- age, genes and family history -- are beyond our control. But that doesn't mean there's nothing you can do to improve your odds against cognitive decline or dementia.

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Go to Sleep: It May Be the Best Way to Avoid Getting Alzheimer’s

6/1/2015

Poor sleep may be contributing to the buildup of the brain plaques that drive the disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease May Have Evolved As Humans Became More Intelligent

6/1/2015

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Seeing What Isn't There: Inside Alzheimer's Hallucinations

5/30/2015

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Alzheimer's culprit causes memory loss even before brain degeneration

5/29/2015

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Alzheimer’s research takes a leaf from the prion notebook

5/29/2015

Study of rare protein-folding diseases offers tools for examining how amyloid plaques form.

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Technology Study Peeks Into Healthy Brains to Hunt Alzheimer's Culprit

5/26/2015

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

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New research may help prevent Alzheimer's

5/26/2015

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Studies Confirm Brain Plaque Can Help Predict Alzheimer’s

5/19/2015

The largest analysis to date of amyloid plaques in people’s brains confirms that the presence of the substance can help predict who will develop Alzheimer’s and determine who has the disease.

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Is It Ordinary Memory Loss, or Alzheimer’s Disease?

5/18/2015

“Early evaluation and identification of people with dementia may help them receive care earlier,” said Dr. Vikas Kotagal, the senior author of the Michigan study. “It can help families make plans for care, help with day-to-day tasks, including medication administration, and watch for future problems that can occur.”

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Dancing with the AKAs

5/18/2015

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

5/14/2015

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Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

5/13/2015

Healthy eating can help you stay at an ideal weight and stave off diabetes and heart disease. Now, there’s more and more evidence that a heart-healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet -- and it may even prevent or slow dementia, which includes Alzheimer's disease.

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A game that explores the effects of Alzheimer's Disease

5/11/2015

Developed by Alexander Tarvet, a student studying Game Design & Production Management at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, Forget-Me-Knot is designed to raise awareness for those suffering with dementia.

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How Congress Can Cure Alzheimer’s

5/11/2015

Why Republicans and Democrats are finally coming around to the idea that it costs less to cure diseases like Alzheimer’s than to treat them.

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Studies Show Coffee Fights Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer's

5/11/2015

Many Baby Boomers grew up thinking coffee was a guilty pleasure, and were warned it would stunt their growth, give them the jitters, and cause cancer and miscarriages. But almost every single study has shown coffee — black coffee — to have surprising health benefits in many different areas of health.

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Lady Vol Alumna Susan Clower Allen Supports Pat Summitt’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

5/7/2015

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Got a sweet tooth? It could put you at risk of Alzheimer's

5/6/2015

EATING too many sweets, chocolates and cakes could cause Alzheimer’s, say scientists

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New clarity’ against Alzheimer’s

5/5/2015

Recent findings open the door for a breakthrough, Tanzi says

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Do we all have Alzheimer's completely wrong? This man says yes

5/3/2015

Throughout his career, Duke University neurology professor Allen Roses has challenged what for decades has been the prevailing orthodoxy in Alzheimer’s research: Namely, the “amyloid hypothesis,” which suggests that a protein called beta-amyloid clogs up the brain, killing neurons and causing the dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Blockbuster potential for AZ's Alzheimer's drug

5/2/2015

AstraZeneca is currently testing a potential Alzheimer's disease treatment the company estimates could generate peak sales of $5 billion, if approved.

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Samsung app helps Alzheimer's patients remember their families

4/27/2015

Samsung is clearly aware of this, as it just released a dedicated Backup Memory app to stimulate the memories of early-onset patients. The Android tool uses Bluetooth to detect when friends and family running the app are nearby.

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Could extra sleep improve memory for people with Alzheimer's?

4/26/2015

Numerous studies have associated sleep with improved memory. But can sleep improve memory enough to help patients with Alzheimer's? This is what researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis set out to investigate.

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This one hospital stumbled onto a new treatment for Alzheimer's patients

4/22/2015

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's with no cure or treatment to reverse the progression. So medical professionals are constantly seeking ways to improve quality of life for their patients. One new method is a pilot program at the Hebrew Home in New York where family members record video messages to help jog their loved ones' memories. These videos are played for the patients right when they wake up in the morning.

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Sleep Apnea May Speed Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Onset: Study

4/17/2015

Sleep apnea may hasten memory and thinking declines, leading to earlier diagnoses of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study released Thursday.

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Alzheimer’s May Be Caused by Misfiring Immune System, Study Suggests

4/15/2015

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Partners with The Pat Summitt Foundation To Host An Evening for Champions – Tickets On Sale Now

4/15/2015

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Alzheimer's: A Women's Health Issue

4/7/2015

Two-thirds of the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease are female. A woman at age 60 is twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's as with breast cancer. Even after factoring in that women on average live longer than men, scientists don't fully understand why this most common form of dementia strikes women more often than men.

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How Exercise May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

4/6/2015

In a recent Reddit AMA, neuroscientist Dena Dubal discussed her fascinating research concerning a hormone dubbed Klotho, named for the fate in Greek mythology who spins the thread of life. People who have high levels of this hormone seem to be protected against the symptoms of Alzheimer's, even when postmortem examinations reveal markers of the disease in their brains.

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Alzheimer’s warning signs

4/6/2015

For people of a certain age, it’s not uncommon to seize on any forgetfulness as a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. Lose the car keys, forget a name, read a Top 10 list of dementia’s warning signs and the worry begins.

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When My Pop Pop Taught Me How To Face Alzheimer’s Disease

4/4/2015

The important thing to remember about Alzheimer’s is that those who have it can teach us the most.

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What It's Like To Be Diagnosed With Alzheimer's At Age 59

3/31/2015

Journalist Greg O'Brien was just 59 when he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, the same disease that killed his maternal grandfather and mother. In his memoir, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's, O'Brien chronicles what it feels like to slowly lose his memory.

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In Alzheimer's mice, memory restored with cancer drug

3/31/2015

Memory and as well as connections between brain cells were restored in mice with a model of Alzheimer's given an experimental cancer drug, Yale School of Medicine researchers reported in the journal Annals of Neurology.

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Caring for Alzheimer’s: How Three Couples Cope

3/30/2015

Some 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, a number that is expected to grow steadily, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Some 15 million relatives and friends help with the patients’ care. Primary caregivers change diapers and feed and bathe their husbands and wives, mothers and fathers. They juggle jobs and other family responsibilities, and deal with often exorbitant expenses and difficult end-of-life decisions.

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Parsing Ronald Reagan’s Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

3/30/2015

Even before Ronald Reagan became the oldest elected president, his mental state was a political issue. His adversaries often suggested his penchant for contradictory statements, forgetting names and seeming absent-mindedness could be linked to dementia.

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2,636 Icelandic genomes pinpoint risk for Alzheimer’s, other diseases

3/30/2015

“Molecular national selfie” combines genetics with historical and medical data.

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The MIND diet: 10 foods that fight Alzheimer's (and 5 to avoid)

3/30/2015

A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago shows a diet plan they developed -- appropriately called the MIND diet -- may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent.

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New trial to treat Alzheimer's seen as "game changing"

3/24/2015

A4 is an ambitious, international trial in which 60 hospitals are looking for 1,000. Dr. Sperling says they have to be patients who are not yet exhibiting signs of memory loss, but who also have brain scans suggesting they will get Alzheimer's in the future.

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Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease often withheld from patients, report says

3/24/2015

Medical professionals are much less likely to tell their patients of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease than diagnoses of other chronic or incurable diseases such as cancer, often because of a reluctance to inflict emotional distress, a nonprofit’s annual report has found.

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Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease often withheld from patients, report says

3/24/2015

Medical professionals are much less likely to tell their patients of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease than diagnoses of other chronic or incurable diseases such as cancer, often because of a reluctance to inflict emotional distress, a nonprofit’s annual report has found.

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Biogen Reports Its Alzheimer’s Drug Sharply Slowed Cognitive Decline

3/20/2015

An experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease sharply slowed the decline in mental function in a small clinical trial, researchers reported Friday, reviving hopes for an approach to therapy that until now has experienced repeated failures.

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A Simple 3-Part Test May Predict Alzheimer’s

3/18/2015

Dementia is a part of aging, but how do doctors separate normal brain decline from the first signs of Alzheimer’s? A new test that any physician can perform in their office may help.

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A Simple 3-Part Test May Predict Alzheimer’s

3/18/2015

Dementia is a part of aging, but how do doctors separate normal brain decline from the first signs of Alzheimer’s? A new test that any physician can perform in their office may help.

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Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows promise

3/18/2015

A clinical trial is now underway to test a new drug that shows promise for slowing the relentless progression of memory loss and mental decline in Alzheimer's patients. The drug is called T-817MA and it's designed to protect nerve cells in the brain.

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100 million fund seeks to cure Alzheimer's, dementia

3/17/2015

Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.

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Elzy’s SEC Win Challenge Continues to Raise Funds to Fight Alzheimer’s

3/16/2015

2014-15 Season Donors Give More than $25,000

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How women can wipe out Alzheimer's

3/13/2015

Maria Shriver is a Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author and an NBC News special anchor. She is the founder of A Woman's Nation and has been a leading Alzheimer's advocate for more than a decade. She also was an executive producer of the Academy Award-winning film "Still Alice." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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B. Smith On Her Alzheimer’s: ‘I Am Fighting Right Now’

3/13/2015

When 65-year-old model, actress, and restaurateur Barbara Smith, better known as B. Smith, was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more than four years ago, she made the decision to fight. And she continues on today.

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Could a blast of sonic waves restore memory lost to Alzheimer's disease?

3/11/2015

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Promising 'natural' Alzheimer's treatment moves toward clinical trials

3/11/2015

A promising new natural treatment for Alzheimer's disease is moving toward clinical trials. This will be a major step forward as there is nothing on the market that slows the progression of Alzheimer's; natural products chemist has patented a botanical compound, withanamides.

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Regal Entertainment Joins Pat Summitt’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

3/9/2015

Regal Entertainment makes a $50,000 gift to Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic campaign and airs PSA in theatres nationwide.

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Mind An Upside to Gout: It May Offer Alzheimer’s Protection

3/3/2015

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Low sugar uptake in brain appears to exacerbate Alzheimer's disease

3/2/2015

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Early Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease Found In Patients As Young As 20

3/2/2015

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Letter: Summitt, Foundation thanked for clinic

2/28/2015

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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

2/28/2015

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A new understanding of Alzheimer’s

2/25/2015

Using the principles of natural selection, Lloyd Demetrius, a researcher in population genetics at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, and Jane Driver, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, have proposed a new model of Alzheimer’s that suggests mitochondria — cellular power plants — might be at the center of the disease.

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A Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer’s

2/24/2015

There’s new hope that the first signs of these brain disorders may lie in the skin

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Meet the Alzheimer's Patient Who Helped Julianne Moore Win An Oscar

2/23/2015

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Robin Roberts interview with Julianne Moore during the Oscards

2/22/2015

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Epigenomics of Alzheimer’s disease progression

2/18/2015

Study of epigenomic modifications reveals immune basis of Alzheimer's disease.

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New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

2/18/2015

Alzheimer's disease may involve the immune system, and researchers might have figured out how to pinpoint the origin of a cancer that has spread prior to diagnosis.

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Solving the Alzheimer's mystery | Part two: The cure?

2/18/2015

Scientists knew families in Colombia were cursed with early Alzheimer's disease. Pharmaceutical companies had made drugs to treat protein buildup in the brain, but drug tests were failing. Then came a new idea.

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Solving the Alzheimer's mystery | Part one: The curse

2/15/2015

In Colombia, where families with a genetic mutation are doomed to face Alzheimer's, a $100 million drug trial is under way. The first question is whether the test can change the families' future. The bigger question is what it will mean for the rest of the world.

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New Summitt In Charge at Tennessee Rival

2/15/2015

Alzheimer's forced former Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball Coach Pat Summitt into retirement three years ago but the Summitt legacy lives on thanks to her son Tyler, who is now coaching at one of Pat's old rival schools.

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Catching Alzheimer’s before Memory Slips

2/12/2015

Whereas cholesterol levels measured in a routine blood test can serve as a red flag for heart disease, there’s no simple screen for impending Alzheimer’s. A new Silicon Valley health start-up hopes to change that.

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New research in Boston could change fight against Alzheimer's

2/11/2015

The Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center and Boston Medical Center are taking part in several trials and studies, including one that brings significant hope. The Noble Study will test the effects of a drug known as T-817MA.

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How do you spot Alzheimer’s? Neuroscientist, author behind ‘Still Alice’ explains

2/10/2015

Alzheimer’s disease, which affects 5 million Americans and their families, still has no known cure. Genova, who is also a neuroscientist, joined Jeffrey Brown to discuss the disease’s symptoms and how different people react to them.

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New Heart Drug From Novartis: Will It Raise The Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?

2/9/2015

LCZ696 is a heart failure drug from Novartis that many observers think will gain FDA approval later this year and go on to become a blockbuster. Perhaps the biggest obstacle to the drug’s success is the fear that it might raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer’s costs could soar to $1 trillion a year by 2050, report says

2/5/2015

A report issued Thursday on the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States warns that it could soar to more than $1 trillion a year by 2050, with much of it borne by the federal government, unless action is taken to shift current trends.

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Generous Response Seen to SEC “We Back Pat” Week -- Kentucky Coach Mitchell’s Total Gift Reached $50k

2/3/2015

Pat Summitt Foundation officials reported today that they have seen many generous donation responses come in during the recent SEC We Back Pat week. Those responding included University of Kentucky Women’s Basketball Head Coach Matthew Mitchell, who announced a $10,000 gift that he and his wife, Jenna are making to Pat’s fight against Alzheimer’s.

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Protective brain protein reveals gender implications for autism, Alzheimer's research

2/3/2015

Both autism and Alzheimer's disease can have tragic consequences for sufferers and their families. Now a new study may offer insight into the pathology of both autism and Alzheimer's by revealing that different activities of certain proteins in males and females cause gender-specific tendencies toward these diseases. The research may lead to new drugs for potential future therapeutics to treat both illnesses.

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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

1/31/2015

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Tyler Summitt's Path To Coaching: 60 Minutes Sports

1/18/2015

Pat Summitt's son Tyler Summitt was born to coach, becoming a head coach at a young age.

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2015 We Back Pat Week at SEC Women’s Basketball Games to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

1/16/2015

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Pat Summitt Foundation and The University of Tennessee Medical Center Form Partnership to Create the Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic

1/14/2015

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Pat Summitt Foundation & The University of Tennessee Medical Center Form Partnership to Create the Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic

1/14/2015

“The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic will provide timely, comprehensive and compassionate care, with an experienced multi-disciplinary team, to East Tennesseans faced with cognitive disorders,” said Dr. Monica Crane, a geriatric medicine physician at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Pat Summitt Alzheimer's Clinic announced

1/14/2015

Pat and the Foundation's leadership are committed to aggressively raise funds to fulfill her vision and support this milestone initiative. Pat is inviting individuals, corporations, and foundations to help with this battle by joining her team and making a contribution to The Pat Summitt Foundation.

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Time on the Treadmill May Counteract Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms

1/12/2015

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Curcumin's ability to fight Alzheimer's studied

1/12/2015

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This app could help cure Alzheimer’s, and all you have to do is download it

1/12/2015

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Could an insulin nasal spray help treat Alzheimer's?

1/9/2015

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Oscar Contender 'Still Alice' Brings New Attention to Alzheimers

1/8/2015

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Alzheimer's disease researchers pursue early detection

1/4/2015

A decade-long cascade of important discoveries has brought them to what many researchers call the brink of understanding. Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are in the hunt, with a drug trial launching and efforts to establish a federally funded research center underway.

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Home safety tips: Preparing for Alzheimer's caregiving

12/30/2014

Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be rewarding — and stressful. Follow these home safety tips to help keep your loved one out of harm's way.

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FDA Approves Combo Pill for Alzheimer’s Disease

12/29/2014

The FDA has approved a combination pill for moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease in people already being treated with both drugs.

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Biotech Entrepreneur Tony Coles Takes Aim At Parkinson's And Alzheimer's

12/15/2014

A new startup, Yumanity, will be based in Cambridge, Mass., and is built around technologies developed by Susan Lindquist, the former director of the MIT-affiliated Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Three researchers who worked in Lindquist’s lab will serve as founding scientists for the company, which currently has five employees. Coles says he hopes to scale up to 25.

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Alzheimer's Breakthrough Could Hold Key to Cure

12/11/2014

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We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease

12/8/2014

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With Pat Summitt Looking On, Louisiana Tech Wins

12/8/2014

On Dec. 7, 1974, Pat Summitt coached her first game for the University of Tennessee. Forty years later to the date, her son, Tyler, coached his first home game for Louisiana Tech.

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Alzheimer's and the holidays: Find real joy by simplifying

12/1/2014

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Brain network vulnerable to Alzheimer's and schizophrenia identified

11/25/2014

New research has emerged that reveals a specific brain network - that is the last to develop and the first to show signs of neurodegeneration - is more vulnerable to unhealthy aging as well as to disorders that emerge in young people, shedding light on conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.

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Parents of twins with ‘children’s Alzheimer’s’ find hope in sugar compound therapy

11/24/2014

Dr. Steven Walkley, a specialist in what are known as lysosomal storage diseases, who teaches at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, compared the lysosome to a recycling center. Niemann-Pick renders that center broken, causing cholesterol to accumulate to toxic levels and therefore impact neurons.

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Alzheimer’s caregiving pushes many into debt

11/18/2014

Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is both emotional and expensive, and a new report from Caring.com shows exactly how much caregivers are affected by the disease.

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Alzheimer’s Test Detects Disease Decade Ahead of Onset

11/17/2014

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New Alzheimer's-related memory disorder identified

11/13/2014

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Alzheimer's stages: How the disease progresses

11/12/2014

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Anxiety can damage brain: Accelerate conversion to Alzheimer's for those with mild cognitive impairment

11/10/2014

People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer's disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety.

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Can Big Government Solve the Mysteries of Autism and Alzheimer’s Disease?

11/10/2014

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The Marsh Professional Group and Tellico Marina Partner to Support The Pat Summitt Foundation with Corks for a Cause Event

11/10/2014

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5 Things People with Alzheimer’s Want to Tell You

11/4/2014

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'Car Talk' Host's Death: How Does Alzheimer's Disease Kill?

11/4/2014

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11/4/2014

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Alzheimer's disease: common diabetes drugs could bring back memories

11/4/2014

Scientists at Lancaster and Ulster universities have discovered that two common diabetes drugs reverse the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer’s: the Disease Americans Fear Most

11/3/2014

With medical intervention, you can battle cancer and beat it, you can face diabetes and live with daily treatments, you can change your life and defeat heart disease, you can recover from a stroke or a heart attack. Alzheimer’s disease is another story. There is no cure. Alzheimer’s is 100% fatal.

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Couple educates others about early-onset Alzheimer's

11/2/2014

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Tau protein, not plaque, may cause Alzheimer’s, study says

10/31/2014

New research has found that plaques are not the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease, but rather the protein tau, also known as “tangles.”

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Alzheimer's: Tips for effective communication

10/30/2014

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Sarasota scientists maybe find Alzheimer's breakthrough

10/29/2014

A discovery by a group of Sarasota researchers is giving Alzheimer's patients hope after a common blood pressure medication led scientists to this possible breakthrough.

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Knoxville Race for the Summitt 4-Miler Set for November 8; Proceeds to Benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation

10/29/2014

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Alzheimer's, Down syndrome link found

10/26/2014

A team at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla has reported an explanation for why people with Down syndrome often develop Alzheimer’s disease.

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This video game might be the future of ADHD and Alzheimer's treatment

10/24/2014

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Cold sore virus linked with Alzheimer's disease

10/23/2014

The type of virus that causes cold sores may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to two recent studies from Sweden.

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5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

10/21/2014

New research suggests aluminum exposure contributes to dementia, but there is plenty you can do to lower your risk.

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Walnuts May Help Protect Against Alzheimer's, Study Finds

10/21/2014

For those looking to combat Alzheimer's, a new animal study is shedding light on a snack that may reduce the risk and even help prevent the disease: walnuts.

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10/10/2014

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Alzheimer’s patients hold on to emotions even when facts have been forgotten

10/9/2014

Caregivers should still provide enjoyable experiences, even if they think the patient won't remember them later.

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Radiologists use MRIs to find biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

10/7/2014

A brain imaging technique that uses no radiation and no contrast agent appears to detect the earliest signs of impending cognitive decline in the elderly, a new study says.

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Medicine Nobel Prize goes for work on cells that form brain's GPS system

10/6/2014

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has honored three neuroscientists, whose work is helping answer that question.

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5 States Expected to See the Biggest Increase in Alzheimer's Disease

10/5/2014

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Sharing Alzheimer's diagnosis: Tips for caregivers

10/3/2014

When a loved one develops Alzheimer's, knowing how and when to open up about it can be difficult. Follow these family caregiving tips for sharing an Alzheimer's diagnosis.

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How Moodiness and Jealousy May Lead to Alzheimer’s

10/1/2014

Researchers say certain personality traits, like jealousy, worry, anxiety and anger, can double a woman’s chances of developing Alzheimer’s

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What I Learned About Love as a Caregiver to an Alzheimer's Patient

9/30/2014

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Memory loss associated with Alzheimer's reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders

9/30/2014

In the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within three to six months after the program’s start.

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Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

9/29/2014

A new study suggests that even if people with the mind-robbing illness quickly forget a visit or other event, the emotions tied to the experience may linger.

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Scientists get tool to recognize Alzheimer's

9/28/2014

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Lab holds 2,000 brains

9/26/2014

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Are "senior moments" a warning sign for Alzheimer's?

9/24/2014

Approximately 56 percent of the people in the study reported some changes to their memory by around the age of 82. About 1 in 6 people developed dementia in the time study was conducted, and 80 percent of them had reported serious changes to memory early on.

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THE PAT SUMMITT FOUNDATION KICKS OFF THIRD ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S PANSY PROJECT TO RAISE AWARENESS, FUNDS

9/23/2014

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World Alzheimer's Day: Risk Factors & Prevention

9/21/2014

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9/20/2014

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New Insight On Alzheimer’s: What Increases Your Risk

9/17/2014

The risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease affecting more than 5 million Americans aren’t all in the brain. And a new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International highlights the connection between the disease of the brain and heart disease.

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Let's all work together to ease burden of Alzheimer's

9/17/2014

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is a medical condition in which one loses language skills, spatial and thinking abilities, social discretion, and the ability to learn new information. All in all, this is a good description of an existential crisis.

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2014 Taste of Turkey Creek Event Raises $14,281 for Alzheimer’s Work

9/17/2014

“A huge thanks to everyone that attended and to the restaurants and sponsors that participated in A Taste of Turkey Creek! It was an incredible event, and I certainly enjoyed being there and getting to meet a number of those who came.” -- Pat Summitt.

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The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

9/16/2014

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple. As if those numbers weren't staggering enough, consider this: Alzheimer's disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 (it's currently ranked No. 6) in the United States that can't be prevented, cured or slowed down.

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UMass study questions Alzheimer’s treatments

9/15/2014

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Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimer's Patients

9/15/2014

Shinozuka, 15, crosses the cheerily decorated room with its floral paintings and karaoke station, and greets Ida with a handshake and polite salutations. Then, he gets down to business.

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Type AB Blood? You May Be More Prone to Memory Loss

9/11/2014

The researchers asked more than 1,000 people age 45 and older to perform cognitive and memory tests — learning and then recalling a list of 10 words, for example — and then took a blood sample from each study participant. After following the participants for an average of 3.4 years, the scientists found that those with Type AB blood had an 82 percent higher risk of cognitive decline.

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5 things researchers learned about Alzheimer’s this year

9/10/2014

Alzheimer’s disease, a condition characterized by the slow erosion of thinking and memory, is the nation’s sixth-leading killer, and the No. 1 cause of dementia. Those touched by the disease know how devastating it can be, and they’re not alone. Alzheimer’s affects 5.2 million people in the U.S., including 13 percent of those over age 65, and 40 percent of those over 85.

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When caregivers share fears and pain, door opens for hope

9/10/2014

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Study questions drugs given to many with advanced Alzheimer’s

9/9/2014

More than half of patients with advanced dementia who are in the end stages of Alzheimer’s disease continue to receive drugs that have questionable benefits, such as medications to treat dementia and statins to lower their cholesterol levels, finds a new study from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

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Alzheimer's diagnosis takes centre stage for Spirit of the West frontman

9/8/2014

Thirty years after releasing their first album, Spirit is dealing with its share of health problems. Mr. Ditrich is in kidney failure and in need of a transplant. Mr. Kelly, who is also a member of the Irish Rovers, has been battling severe Crohn’s disease, requiring emergency surgery to have a piece of his colon removed.

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Alzheimer's care: Simple tips for daily tasks

9/4/2014

Alzheimer's caregiving takes patience and flexibility. To reduce frustration, consider these tips for daily tasks — from limiting choices and reducing distractions to creating a safe environment.

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Alzheimer's blog: Yoga can help caregivers find inner calm

9/4/2014

Meditation rewards... a renewed sense of clarity and the ability to perceive reality beyond the illusions and difficult emotions that can cloud my mind.

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Amazing (lump-in-throat) moment 87-year-old with Alzheimer’s recognises daughter

9/1/2014

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An Honest And Painfully Beautiful Love Story In The Midst Of Alzheimer's

8/27/2014

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People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

8/25/2014

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that's best known for causing intellectual disability. But it also causes Alzheimer's. "By the age of 40, 100 percent of all individuals with Down syndrome have the pathology of Alzheimer's in their brain."

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Pomegranate compound may treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

8/22/2014

Researchers in the U.K. have found a compound in pomegranate that they believe may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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Negative thinking can take the joy out of life for caregivers

8/22/2014

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Albert Reynolds death: Former Irish Prime Minister dies after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

8/21/2014

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'Beautiful Little Soul': Therapy Bunnies Help Alzheimer's, Dementia Patients

8/20/2014

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Alzheimers: A Daughter's Perspective of the Long Goodbye

8/20/2014

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Man's rare condition may lead to new Alzheimer's treatments

8/13/2014

A man with a rare disease has shown scientists that there might be a different way to try to halt the devastating damage of Alzheimer's disease.

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2nd Annual Taste of Turkey Creek

8/12/2014

Join us in Knoxville, TN for the second annual Taste of Turkey Creek on September 12, 2014. Sample dishes from more than two dozen of Turkey Creek's finest restaurants including Abeulo's, Flemings, Bonefish Grill, Seasons and Cru Bistro & Wine Bar!

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How wearable cameras can help those with Alzheimer's

8/9/2014

The wearable camera is being touted as the latest must-have accessory for social-media obsessives, but is a real boon for helping people with serious medical conditions recall important events in their lives.

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The Alzheimer's Cure That Worked on Mice

8/6/2014

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine announced the discovery of a drug compound that reverses the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in mice.

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The Unexpected Face of Alzheimer's

7/30/2014

But behind every Alzheimer's statistic is a life -- a family, a community -- forever changed by this devastating disease.

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Walking speed may detect Alzheimer's risk

7/26/2014

The new test diagnoses motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR). Testing for the newly described syndrome relies on measuring "gait speed" (our manner of walking) and asking a few simple questions about a patient's cognitive abilities, both of which take just seconds.

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New drug to prevent Alzheimer's disease enters trial

7/23/2014

A $140 million study by the National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly will test the medication, solanezumab, to see if it can prevent the ravages of Alzheimer's, which include memory loss and decline in cognitive function.

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How an iPod Can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia

7/20/2014

The concept is elegantly simple: Provide a dementia sufferer with an MP3 player that has been loaded with music tailored to their taste. Let them listen. Ask them about it.

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5 things you didn't know about Alzheimer's

7/17/2014

Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.

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5 Groundbreaking Trials Are Testing Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s

7/16/2014

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Study: Developed nations could see drop in Alzheimer's cases

7/15/2014

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German database study hints diabetes drug cuts Alzheimer's risk

7/14/2014

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Sleep disorders may raise risk of Alzheimer’s, new research shows

7/14/2014

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Sleep disorders may raise risk of Alzheimer’s

7/14/2014

Sleep disturbances such as apnea may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, while moderate exercise in middle age and mentally stimulating games, such as crossword puzzles, may prevent the onset of the dementia-causing disease.

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Eye test may be able to detect Alzheimer's decades before onset

7/13/2014

On Sunday, researchers announced the promising results of a study on a new test to pick up on the disease years - if not decades - in advance. And they're looking for signs in an unusual place: the eye.

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Inexpensive Alzheimer's tests offer promise

7/13/2014

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Understanding What Is and Isn't 'Normal' Memory Loss

7/11/2014

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Singing familiar songs may help prompt Alzheimer’s patients to speak

7/11/2014

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Hammond and Country Music Station Q100.3 to Sponsor Randy Houser Performance

7/7/2014

Hammond and Country Music Station Q100.3 to Sponsor Randy Houser Performance. General Admission Tickets on Sale July 7 to benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation.

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10 Things People With Alzheimer's Have Taught Me

7/2/2014

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Can Exercise Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk?

7/2/2014

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Is It Dementia Or Alzheimer's Or Normal Aging? (Does It Matter?)

6/30/2014

"What's the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia?" I hear that question constantly. Doctors see another version of this confusion: "It looks like dementia," they say. Then the patient (or a family member) replies with relief, "At least it's not Alzheimer's!"

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Study links veterans' traumatic brain injuries to Alzheimer's

6/26/2014

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Encouraging African American participation in clinical trials is key to curing Alzheimer’s

6/24/2014

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Feeding the Brain’s Curiosity Helps Delay Alzheimer’s

6/23/2014

Lifelong intellectual activities such as playing music or reading kept the mind fit as people aged and also delayed Alzheimer’s by years for those at risk of the disease who weren’t college educated or worked at challenging jobs, the researchers said in the study published today in JAMA Neurology.

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Fifth Annual White Lightning Trail Festival will Host Bike Run -- Proceeds to Benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation

6/13/2014

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5 Healthy Habits That Can Cut Your Risk of Alzheimer's

6/13/2014

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Alzheimer's Caregiving May Be Wrecking Your Health

6/13/2014

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Pat Summitt and Kristin Chenoweth Honored by The Annie Oakley Society at Annual Luncheon Supporting Museum Educational Programs

6/12/2014

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Researchers In North America Starting To Test How To Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

6/10/2014

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5 tips for families and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s

6/8/2014

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New test helping doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease

6/5/2014

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2014 Nashville Charity Golf Classic Benefits Pat Summitt Foundation

6/5/2014

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Sleepless nights raise brain levels of Alzheimer’s protein, study finds

6/4/2014

In people who repeatedly fail to get a good night's sleep, the amyloid-beta concentration may build up and could be one factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. - Dr. Jurgen Claassen

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Paula Wolfert Fighting Alzheimer's With Food

6/3/2014

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Alzheimer's Caregivers: 5 Tips for Dealing With Family Conflict

6/2/2014

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Scientists Erase, Restore Rats' Memories, Offering Clues for Alzheimer's

6/1/2014

A California team of researchers discovered how to make rats remember and forget.

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Man With Alzheimer's Proves That Even If The Mind Forgets, 'The Heart Remembers'

5/30/2014

Melvyn at times doesn't remember details like whether he proposed to his wife, or vice versa. However a recent holiday prompted Melvyn to remember the most important thing.

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Cynics 'face far higher risk of Alzheimer's': Those who mistrust others at greater risk of mental illness, doctors warn

5/28/2014

Cynics could be three times more likely to develop dementia, doctors warn. Researchers asked 1,449 people with average age of 71 to take two tests. Trait has already been linked to the risk of heart disease and heart attacks

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Golden rules to fight Alzheimer’s revealed

5/27/2014

Specialists have revealed few simple guidelines that can help prevent deadly dementia.

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Trial Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

5/24/2014

Another step towards the cure for Alzheimer’s happened at Saint Louis University, where researchers were able to reverse symptoms in mice. What does this mean for 5 million Americans with the disease?

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Alzheimer's and Dementia: Is There Hope In A Bottle?

5/22/2014

The fact is that when a parent is accurately diagnosed with dementia, the family needs to prepare for the parent’s inevitable decline from the disease. Alzheimer’s does not get better with Namenda or any other medication.

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Researchers 'reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's' in mice with novel compound

5/21/2014

More than 5 million people in the US have Alzheimer's disease, and this number is estimated to rise to 16 million by 2050. Such figures emphasize the importance of finding new treatments for the condition, and new research from Saint Louis University in Missouri could provide just that. In a mouse study, researchers were able to reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's using a newly created molecular compound.

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Can phosphatidylserine improve memory and cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease?

5/16/2014

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Caregiving highlights the impermanence of life's journey

5/15/2014

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Preventing Alzheimer's disease — with an antidepressant

5/14/2014

In study participants free of Alzheimer's disease or any other neuropsychiatric affliction, citalopram was found to reduce the concentration of beta-amyloid in the cerebrospinal fluid (outside of the brain) by 38%. Researchers see that as a clear sign that beta-amyloid protein in the brain, too, declines in those taking the antidepressant.

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The Silence of Doctors Around Alzheimer’s

5/8/2014

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How horses help ease Alzheimer's symptoms

5/6/2014

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Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

5/6/2014

German pilot study found four of six patients kept, improved their memories one year later

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Surprising Treatment For Alzheimer's Shows Promising Results

5/6/2014

A new study says that spending time with horses could provide much needed relief to dementia sufferers, both helping them physically and mentally.

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Tennessee Medical Association Raises $10,000 To Benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation and The Fight Against Alzheimer’s

5/5/2014

The Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) hosted a charity gala benefitting The Pat Summitt Foundation and the fight against Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday, April 26, as part of its 179th Annual Convention held at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin.

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Alzheimer's Variation May Often Go Unrecognized

5/2/2014

'Hippocampal sparing' disease tends to affect men more, at younger ages

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Alzheimer's or depression: Could it be both?

5/1/2014

Alzheimer's and depression have some similar symptoms. Proper treatment improves quality of life.

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Couple's love strengthened by challenge of Alzheimer's

5/1/2014

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Alzheimer’s study at Mount Sinai in Miami Beach focuses on possible prevention

4/29/2014

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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: New Blood Test Suggests Possible Breakthrough

4/28/2014

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Alzheimer's Disease Is No Match For Man's Best Friend

4/25/2014

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Exercise Could Stem Alzheimer's Onset

4/25/2014

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National Basketball Retired Players Association Honors Pat Summitt

4/25/2014

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Reddit community helps find missing mom with Alzheimer's

4/24/2014

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Early-onset Alzheimer's: When symptoms begin before age 65

4/24/2014

When Alzheimer's begins in middle age, misdiagnosis may be more likely. This rare form of Alzheimer's affects work, finances and family.

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Launches New Cognitive Vitality Site to Meet Critical Need in Alzheimer's Prevention and Education

4/23/2014

Resource Will Provide Comprehensive Overview of the Science for Prevention Therapies

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Film captures power of music to help those with Alzheimer's

4/17/2014

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5 clues to Alzheimer's Disease

4/17/2014

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and nearly 35 million have dementia. Sometimes this frightening disease comes on quickly without many warning signs. However, researchers are identifying some clues to Alzheimer’s that you should know about.

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Photographing Alzheimer's patients helps with her loss

4/17/2014

Photographer Diane Beals gathered the courage to get back behind the lens documenting Alzheimer's patients after she lost ...

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Modified stem cells may offer way to treat Alzheimer's disease

4/16/2014

A new study suggests genetically modified stem cells may offer a new way to treat Alzheimer's disease. When implanted in mice bred to have symptoms and brain hallmarks of Alzheimer's, they increased connections between brain cells and reduced the amyloid-beta protein that accumulates to form plaques that clog up the brain.

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From Taiwan, A Long Hoped-For Breakthrough In The Fight Against Alzheimer's

4/14/2014

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Gene Linked To Alzheimer's Poses A Special Threat To Women

4/14/2014

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How one family may raise hope for all Alzheimer's patients

4/13/2014

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How a Man With Alzheimer's Proved Chivalry Is Not Dead

4/13/2014

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Science, sex and Alzheimer’s

4/12/2014

It has long been assumed that the disparity on why women are more at risk is because statistically we outlive men. Now studies are accumulating that show distinct male/female differences in the onset, course and presentation of Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Support Model Could Save Minn. Millions

4/10/2014

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Alzheimer’s Tests on the Horizon?

4/9/2014

Three new studies suggest it may become possible to diagnose Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.

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Columbia woman dancing in memory, and for Alzheimer's cure

4/8/2014

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Ground-breaking global study into Alzheimer's disease to be led by Cardiff University

4/7/2014

A ground-breaking global study involving more than one million people to look at the influence of genetics and lifestyle in Azheimer’s disease will be led by scientists from Cardiff University.

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'Mental Athletes' takes on Alzheimer's

4/7/2014

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PSF Merchandise at the TSHOF

4/4/2014

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Tyler Summitt Introduced as Louisiana Tech Head Coach

4/2/2014

Summitt becomes 6th head coach in program history

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Hope takes on different meanings for Alzheimer's caregivers

4/2/2014

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Coach Pat Summitt honored at Great Ladies Luncheon

4/1/2014

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Staring Down The Barrel Of A Gun: When Alzheimer's Strikes

4/1/2014

Estate Planning allows each person to specify their wishes and desires for how their assets are to be distributed after their death(s). A good estate plan can make that dreadful time dealing with an estate somewhat easier.

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Poor Heart Health Linked to Alzheimer's Risk

3/31/2014

Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

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New Plant Compound From Strawberries May Prevent Alzheimer's And Memory Loss

3/31/2014

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Elzy’s SEC Win Challenge Raises Funds to Fight Alzheimer’s

3/29/2014

Coach Kyra Elzy's 2014 SEC Challenge raises over $22,000.

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Pat Summitt Foundation Creates Prominent Medical Advisory Council

3/27/2014

The Pat Summitt Foundation has established a Medical Advisory Council that includes some of the nation’s leading experts in Alzheimer’s disease research.

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Alzheimer's Is Expensive, Deadly and Growing. So Where's the Research Money?

3/27/2014

Total costs of caring for Americans with Alzheimer's and other dementias is expected to reach $214 billion this year, with Medicare and Medicaid covering $150 billion and out-of-pocket expenses reaching $36 billion.

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How A New Alzheimer's Test Could Kill Long-Term Care Insurance -- Or Make It Cheaper

3/26/2014

A team of researchers at Georgetown University and six other medical centers has developed a simple blood test they say can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, whether an individual will develop Alzheimer’s Disease within 2-3 years. If it works as advertised, such a test could have a profound impact on the long-term care insurance market.

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The Alzheimer's Epidemic Hits Women Hardest -- And In The Workplace

3/25/2014

More than 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and a new report by the Alzheimer’s Association shows women are hit especially hard.

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A dementia that rivals Alzheimer's strikes before age 65

3/24/2014

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Early detection of Alzheimer’s may be possible through spinal fluid test

3/20/2014

A new test may be able to spot Alzheimer’s years before the onset of clinical symptoms, giving physicians much more time to save the brain’s neurons from destruction.

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Alzheimer's takes heavy toll on women

3/19/2014

Alzheimer's is more likely to strike women and puts more demands on women as caregivers.

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We can't afford not to spend more money on Alzheimer's research

3/19/2014

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Report: Alzheimer's far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60

3/19/2014

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Protein May Hold the Key to Who Gets Alzheimer’s

3/19/2014

The memory and thinking problems of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, which affect an estimated seven million Americans, may be related to a failure in the brain’s stress response system, the new research suggests.

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Alzheimer's Caregivers: The Pros and Cons of Placing Your Loved One in a Facility

3/18/2014

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Legendary Coach Pat Summitt to Join Women Against Alzheimer’s as Honorary Founder

3/18/2014

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Alzheimer's: Managing sleep problems

3/17/2014

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Alzheimer's Blood Test Raises Ethical Questions

3/9/2014

But the biggest concern about Alzheimer's testing probably has to do with questions of stigma , Karlawish says.

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Blood test that predicts Alzheimer's disease

3/9/2014

The test can detect the disease up to three years before the onset of symptoms, however it is only 90 per cent accurate.

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I've heard that sundowning may happen with dementia. What is sundowning and how is it treated?

3/7/2014

The term "sundowning" refers to a state of confusion at the end of the day and into the night. Sundowning isn't a disease, but a symptom that often occurs in people with dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease. The cause isn't known.

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Alzheimer's toll may rank with cancer, heart disease

3/5/2014

A study of aging patients suggests its true toll may top half a million lives a year -- a figure that would put Alzheimer's just below heart disease and cancer on the list of America's top killers.

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iPods Awaken Memories Through Music for Those With Alzheimer’s

3/5/2014

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Precious Memories

3/5/2014

Dementia has taken its toll on former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, but family and devoted friends stand by the beloved coach.

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Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coaches of the Year to be presented with “The Pat Summitt Trophy”

3/5/2014

Russell Athletic and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) are honored to announce that beginning this season the commemorative award presented to the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coaches of the Year will be named The Pat Summitt Trophy in honor of the legendary University of Tennessee Lady Vols head coach.

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The SEC will bring two initiatives to the 2014 Women’s Basketball Tournamen

3/4/2014

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Alzheimer's Buddy Program Pairs Patients, Students

3/4/2014

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Hall of Fame Coach Pat Summitt Dedication Turns Blue Book to Orange

2/27/2014

Coach Summitt was honored during a ceremony at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville Friday afternoon

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Seth Rogen Opens Up About His Mother-In-Law's Struggle With Alzheimer's

2/26/2014

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'Western' Diet & Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice

2/24/2014

Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen.

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George Mason professor champions shoes with GPS tracking for Alzheimer’s patients

2/25/2014

A professor at George Mason University hopes a shoe with GPS tracking, developed for Alzheimer's patients can bring peace of mind to families and cut costs for local municipalities, who often carry the financial burden of searching for patients who wander off.

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Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

2/20/2014

Authors, bloggers and participants shared their stories and advice during a Twitter chat

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Anti-depressant could help ease symptoms of Alzheimer’s

2/19/2014

Drug significantly reduces agitation associated with the condition Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2562637/Anti-depressant-help-ease-Alzheimers-symptoms.html#ixzz2totMpcz0 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Caring for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

2/17/2014

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Should parents be allowed to know their fetus will get Alzheimer’s?

2/15/2014

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Coach Kyra Elzy's SEC Win Challenge

2/14/2014

The Lady Vols started the SEC season on January 2, 2014 vs LSU. Coach Elzy and her husband, Dexter started the 2nd Annual "SEC Win Challenge" with a pledge of $100 per SEC regular season win by the Lady Vols.

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Parents with Alzheimer's: Troubling signs for their grown children

2/12/2014

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Tennessee Blue Book is Orange

2/11/2014

This year’s book is dedicated to Pat Summitt, the coach emeritus of the Lady Volunteers basketball team at the University of Tennessee.

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Wireless brain implant could help wounded soldiers, Alzheimer’s patients

2/9/2014

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Wireless brain implant could help wounded soldiers, Alzheimer’s patients

2/9/2014

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Dementia Casts Its Shadow Over China

2/6/2014

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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's groups team up for research

2/5/2014

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Alzheimer's: Google Glass As Brain Prosthetic

1/21/2014

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Pat Summitt Foundation Expresses Appreciation to the SEC & Its Member Institutions

1/17/2014

Officials at The Pat Summitt Foundation expressed today their appreciation to the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Commissioner Mike Slive and all its member institutions for their support of the organization’s mission.

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When Your Parent With Alzheimer's Goes Wandering

1/16/2014

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We Back Pat Week Set For January 19-26

1/14/2014

The Southeastern Conference in cooperation with its 14-member institutions announces the third “We Back Pat” Week, a week-long initiative focused on bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer's: 7 tips for medical visits

1/10/2014

Regular medical care is an important part of Alzheimer's treatment. Use these seven tips to make the most of the time you have with your loved one's doctor.

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Could a video game be used to diagnose Alzheimer's? Game could pick up early signs of dementia and track the disease's progression

1/10/2014

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“We Back Pat” to be featured during ESPN2 & ESPNU Women’s College Basketball Telecasts

1/10/2014

Games fall during the Southeastern Conference’s week-long “We Back Pat” initiative

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Legislation Introduced to Award Pat Summitt Congressional Gold Medal

1/10/2014

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today introduced in the Senate legislation by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) that would award former University of Tennessee girls’ basketball coach Pat Summitt the Congressional Gold Medal. The Duncan legislation is also cosponsored by the entire Tennessee House delegation.

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Alzheimer's: Smoothing the transition on moving day

1/9/2014

Moving a loved one who has Alzheimer's into a new home or facility is a daunting task. Here's help planning ahead, from exploring options early to adding familiar touches.

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2013-2014 Tennessee Blue Book to Honor Pat Summitt

1/8/2014

The Tennessee Blue Book, published every two years, is the definitive manual on Tennessee state government, with detailed information about all three branches of government, including biographies of all members of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Pat Summitt and Candace Parker autographed PSF products!

1/6/2014

We are now selling a very limited number of Pat Summitt and Candace Parker autographed PSF products. As always, part of the proceeds benefits the Foundation. These are special, one-of-a-kind items! Click here to shop.

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How close is a treatment for Alzheimer's disease?

1/4/2014

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'Bad' cholesterol that causes heart attacks now linked to Alzheimer's: Clumps stick to brain cells affecting memory and mood

12/31/2013

The ‘bad’ type of cholesterol – which causes heart disease – is linked to Alzheimer’s, researchers have found.

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Some with Alzheimer’s find care in far-off nations

12/30/2013

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Alzheimer's caregiving: How to ask for help

12/28/2013

Alzheimer's caregiving isn't a one-person task — and friends and loved ones may be more willing to help than you'd think. Here's help reaching out.

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How can music help people who have Alzheimer's disease?

12/27/2013

Limited research suggests that listening to music can benefit people who have Alzheimer's disease in various ways.

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Alzheimer's risk tied to concussions in some

12/26/2013

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How Medicare Covers Alzheimer's Disease

12/23/2013

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Bearden High School Students Decorate “Tennessee Legends” Tree for Pat Summitt for Governor and First Lady Haslam’s “Tennessee Home for the Holidays”

12/19/2013

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3 Metals That Might Cause Memory Problems

12/18/2013

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For Those With Memory Loss, Music Can Provide A Connection With The Past

12/18/2013

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Governor and First Lady Haslam Host “Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays”

12/17/2013

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New Approach To Alzheimer's Treatment Offers Hope

12/12/2013

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G8 leaders urge governments to band together against Alzheimer's and dementia

12/11/2013

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Pat Summitt Foundation sponsors caregiver DVD

12/10/2013

A $25,000 grant from the Pat Summitt Foundation is helping make homes safer for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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Pat Summitt Foundation Autographed Products

12/10/2013

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NHS scan to rule out Alzheimer’s

12/10/2013

David Cameron announces breakthrough and pledges to lead 'global fightback’ against dementia, as concerns grow that patients are being neglected

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Zen and the Art of Alzheimer's

12/9/2013

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Alzheimer’s, dementia expected to soar in next decades

12/5/2013

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Welcome To Our New Website

12/5/2013

Welcome to the new website for The Pat Summitt Foundation! If this is your first online visit to our Foundation, welcome and thank you for your interest in learning about us.

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Alzheimer's: Tips to make holidays more enjoyable

12/4/2013

Holidays can be bittersweet for families affected by Alzheimer's. Try these simple tips to make the holidays less disruptive and more pleasant for everyone.

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Alzheimer's genes: Are you at risk?

12/4/2013

Several genes have been associated with Alzheimer's disease, but more research is needed.

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Deciphering the DNA of Alzheimer's Patients

12/4/2013

First batch of complete genetic data on 410 people with the disease made available to scientists.

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Stay Connected!

12/3/2013

Keep in touch with The Pat Summitt Foundation

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Pat Summitt Foundation Joins Charities Across the World In Second Annual Giving Tuesday Initiative

12/2/2013

To join “Pat’s Team” and learn more about how you can give and get involved go to the website at www.patsummitt.org or text the word Coach to 50555 to give $10. You can follow the Foundation’s progress and events by liking on acebook.com/patsummittfoundation and following on Twitter: @webackpat.

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Researchers reverse Alzheimers disease as a result of type 2 diabetes

12/2/2013

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Brain imaging differences found in infants with genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

11/26/2013

In a new report published in JAMA Neurology, researchers have revealed that infants who carry the gene APOE-E4 – a variant associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease – also tend to have differences in brain development compared to children who don’t have the gene.

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Safe at Home -- A Caregiver's Guide

11/26/2013

Family Caregiver Alliance and the Pat Summitt Foundation Announce New Video Resource for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers on Home Safety

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Continue the Legacy: Pat Summitt Plaza Photobook

11/25/2013

Continue the Legacy: Pat Summitt Plaza captures the images of the dedication of Pat Summitt Plaza and memorializes the day in a deluxe 13 X 11 hard cover photobook.

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Tips for caregivers to help lessen the guilt

11/12/2013

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Fighting Alzheimer's On All Fronts

11/19/2013

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The Pat Summitt Foundation is a Fund of East Tennessee Foundation

11/19/2013

Thoughtful Giving for Stronger Communities, Better Lives

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Diana Warner, FRYE to benefit Pat Summitt Foundation

11/18/2013

Nationally known fashion houses Diana Warner and FRYE have come together to support the legacy and work of Pat Summitt and the foundation named after her. Planned for November 21-23, the three-day event will occur at Diana Warner’s Knoxville boutique, 7420 Kingston Pike. Diana Warner will donate 10 percent of the sales proceeds to the Pat Summit Foundation.

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Study: Being Bilingual May Delay The Onset Of Alzheimer's

11/18/2013

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Why Alzheimer's Research Must Be a National Priority

11/18/2013

With baby boomers turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day, it is estimated that nearly one in two who reach age 85 will develop Alzheimer’s. As a consequence, chances are that members of the baby boom generation will either be spending their golden years with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone who has it.

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Alzheimer’s Anxiety

11/16/2013

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Despite Early Stages, Alzheimer's Affects Couple's Big Picture

11/16/2013

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3 reasons for Alzheimer's hope

11/16/2013

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Could an eye test be used to diagnosed Alzheimer's? Study shows disease kills eye cells as well as brain cells

11/13/2013

- Currently Alzheimer's disease can only be diagnosed for certain by studying a patient's brain after their death - other techniques involve memory tests - Layers of the retina are 49% thinner in mice with Alzheimer's disease Suggests processes occurring in a brain with dementia also occur in the eye - If the same is true in humans, an eye test could indicate if a person has dementia and whether drug treatments are working

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Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

11/12/2013

But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term

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Approaching the Holiday Season as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

11/12/2013

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Mayo Clinic: Researchers to Study Body’s Defense System to Find New Treatments for Alzheimer’s

11/12/2013

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‘227’ creator brings humor to book about battling Alzheimer’s

11/11/2013

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Singing boosts brain activity in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists say

11/11/2013

Compared to those who just listened to care home music sessions, those taking part show markedly improved cognition

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Researchers predict the Alzheimer's disease timeline

11/11/2013

New method could be a valuable tool for both doctors and patients.

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Pat Summitt Facing a New Opponent: Alzheimer’s Disease

11/10/2013

Beloved University of Tennessee basketball coach fighting Alzheimer’s with grit and determination.

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Alzheimer's risk before symptoms: Do you want to know?

11/9/2013

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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Ten Things to Look For

11/9/2013

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Could a LASER zap away Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even CJD?

11/4/2013

Lasers could be used to cure diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a new study suggests.

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Pat Summitt to Participate in Launch of 2013 Worldwide Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Yankee Stadium

10/29/2013

Pat Summitt Foundation officials announced today that its founder Pat Summitt was invited by the New York Yankees organization to be their guest on this coming Sunday, September 1, for the home game against Baltimore.

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Fasting at Least Twice a Week Seen as Alzheimer’s Hedge

10/28/2013

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Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

10/27/2013

Largest study yet into genetics of Alzheimer's disease identifies double the previous number of genes associated with disorder

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Medical Researchers Predict Progress in Battles Against Alzheimer's, Cancer

10/24/2013

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For A Father With Alzheimer's, Life 'Came Down To Love'

10/22/2013

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Detection Is The Best Cure For Alzheimer's

10/17/2013

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A good night's sleep scrubs your brain clean, researchers find

10/17/2013

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Five tips to protect money in nursing home trust funds

10/16/2013

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What I learned when a Reston man with Alzheimer’s disease went missing

10/16/2013

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George Vradenburg: Alzheimer's, a 'ticking time bomb'

10/13/2013

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Why A Peanut Butter Test For Alzheimer's Might Be Too Simple

10/11/2013

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Cheap Alzheimer's test made from peanut butter and ruler, researchers report

10/10/2013

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Scientists stop brain cells in mice from dying in potential Alzheimer's treatment breakthrough

10/10/2013

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Researching a Cure for Alzheimer's

10/10/2013

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The Alzheimer’s Caregiver: Ten Lessons Learned

10/7/2013

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Study: ICU stays lead to Alzheimer's-like problems in one-third of patients

10/2/2013

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Caregiver finds a way to love and let go at same time

10/1/2013

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For Middle-Aged Women, Stress May Raise Alzheimer's Risk

10/1/2013

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The good news on Alzheimer’s: Better ways to diagnose it. Drug trials offer promise.

9/30/2013

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A Grand, Chaotic, Loving Goodbye

9/30/2013

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Scientists Gain Genetic Insight Into Alzheimer's Disease

9/27/2013

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An Alzheimer's Patient's Gift to My Children

9/25/2013

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Why You Should Visit Loved Ones With Alzheimer's -- Even if They Don't Recognize You

9/25/2013

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Overwhelming burden, cost of Alzheimer's to triple

9/19/2013

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New scan may diagnose Alzheimer's as brain changes occur

9/19/2013

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Test of Alzheimer’s Drug Gets Large Federal Grant

9/19/2013

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Increase Alzheimer's research funding: Column

9/16/2013

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The Taste of Turkey Creek Event Reports $10,000 Raised To Benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation

9/16/2013

The Taste of Turkey Creek event held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013, raised $10,000 to benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation.

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Increase Alzheimer's research funding: Column

9/16/2013

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Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain

9/12/2013

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How Down syndrome may help unravel Alzheimer's puzzle

9/6/2013

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Sugar on the Brain

9/5/2013

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Yale discovery could lead to Alzheimer’s drug, restored memory

9/4/2013

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Emotional memory affects behavior of persons with Alzheimer's

9/4/2013

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Scientists: Age-related memory loss different from Alzheimer's

8/29/2013

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Great Grams inspires teen to hunt for Alzheimer's cure

8/28/2013

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7 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

8/28/2013

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Brain protein is a key to 'senior moments,' study finds

8/28/2013

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See the Pat Summitt Foundation on the Big Screen

8/28/2013

Regal Entertainment Group to Run Alzheimer’s Public Service Announcement in Theatres Around the Country

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The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek and UT Medical Center Partner to Support The Pat Summitt Foundation with New Knoxville Event

8/23/2013

Tickets are on sale for “The Taste of Turkey Creek,” to be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013, hosted by the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek with the Cole Neuroscience Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center as the presenting sponsor.

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Dance, art boost memories for Alzheimer's patients

8/19/2013

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Can we predict Alzheimer's a decade before symptoms?

8/18/2013

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Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board Names New Members Joan Cronan, Dr. John Dougherty and Robin Roberts Join

8/15/2013

Advisory Board Chairman James A. Haslam II announced today the addition of three new members to the Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board that guides the foundation in strategically building and utilizing its resources to achieve the organization’s mission.

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New test could spot Alzheimer's disease a decade in advance

8/14/2013

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A potential cure for Alzheimer’s? Scientists discover new culprit behind brain-wasting disease

8/14/2013

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Alzheimer's stops where creativity begins

8/6/2013

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Researchers develop new blood test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s

7/29/2013

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Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Tracked in Search for New Therapies

7/24/2013

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Findings could point to new drug targets for dementia, although any treatment is still far away

7/24/2013

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Studies Show Evidence Of Falling Dementia Rates Abroad

7/21/2013

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Keys to preventing Alzheimer's disease

7/20/2013

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Nashville Alzheimer’s Golf Classic Benefits Pat Summitt Foundation

7/11/2013

Officials of the Pat Summitt Foundation expressed today their appreciation to a group of Nashville business people led by Mike Estes with Capital Wealth Advisors for choosing Summitt’s foundation for the second consecutive year to receive the benefits of their 18th Annual Charity Golf Classic.

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Pat Summitt Foundation Leaders Express Appreciation to ESPN and Regal Entertainment Hosts of Knoxville Film Screening and Reception Honoring Pat Summitt

6/26/2013

Officials of The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, expressed their appreciation tonight to ESPN, Regal Entertainment Group and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame for hosting an exclusive film screening of Pat XO and a post-reception honoring Pat Summitt in Knoxville.

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The Sense of an Ending

5/20/2013

An Arizona nursing home offers new ways to care for people with dementia.

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Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board Honorary Co-Chair Kara Lawson Honored by WNBA with 2013 Dawn Staley Award

5/16/2013

Leaders of The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, express their congratulations and appreciation to the organization’s Advisory Board Honorary Co-Chair Kara Lawson today.

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Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board Honorary Co-Chair Peyton Manning Makes Major Gift Commitment to Summitt and her Mission

4/8/2013

Advisory Board Chairman James A. Haslam II of The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, announces that Advisory Board Honorary Co-Chair Peyton Manning and his wife Ashley have made a major gift commitment of $500,000 to the foundation.

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“We Back Pat” Week at SEC Women’s Basketball Games Will Raise Awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease Needs

1/11/2013

Leaders of The Pat Summitt Foundation express today their appreciation to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and all its member institutions for their support of the organization’s mission.

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Pat Summitt Foundation Advisory Board Named

1/8/2013

Kara Lawson and Peyton Manning Will Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs James A. Haslam II to Serve as Chairman

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Tennessee Leaders Say AARP Award for Pat Summitt is Well-Deserved Honor

12/6/2012

Governor Calls Coach & Alzheimer’s Advocate ‘a legitimate Tennessee hero’

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Pat Summitt Foundation Announces Inaugural Grants Recipients are Alzheimer’s Tennessee and UT Medical Center

11/14/2012

Tennessee Women’s Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt attended the Knoxville Alzheimer’s Tennessee WALK Tip Off Celebration today that was held at Laurel Church of Christ to launch planning for their 2013 Knoxville Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk event on April 13.

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Caregiver label doesn't define you, but helps recognize what you do

11/13/2012

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Alzheimer's blog: Adult day care another good option for caregivers

5/15/2010

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