Yearly Archives: 2015

Alzheimer’s Research Studies

Participation in Alzheimer's research studies benefits not only the actual participants but also future generations ~ children and grandchildren may reap the benefits of your current participation in research. Remarkable advances in the study of Alzheimer's disease have been made possible because thousands of people, both healthy and those with cognitive impairment, have participated in Alzheimer's clinical trials and other…
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Sleep Disturbances May Spur Alzheimer’s Memory & Learning Losses

A recent study at the University of California, Irvine suggests that sleep disturbances in the body's night and day schedule may lead to chemical changes in the brain which, in turn, become a central component in the learning and memory losses associated with Alzheimer's disease. The study results are posted on line in the Journal…
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Possible Memory Loss Breakthrough for Alzheimer’s Disease on the Horizon

 Scientists  at the University of Southern California and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre worked for over a decade to develop a high-tech electronic implant. Funding for the project came from the U.S. military which was seeking a way to help injured soldiers overcome memory loss. Researchers maintain that the technology could also benefit those with brain…
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DR. HOLUB INVITED TO SPEAK AT ARBOR HILL COMMUNITY CENTER

By special invitation on Friday, October 16th at 11:00 AM , Dr. Holub gave a presentation on current neurological issues and brain health at the Arbor Hill Community Center at 50 Lark Drive in Albany, NY. Free memory screenings were available for those who wished to participate.
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ALBANY GUARDIAN SOCIETY

On Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM Dr. Richard F. Holub  and John A. Fairbank, PA, sponsored by the Albany Guardian Society,  presented an educational program on Brain Health. To accommodate the overflow waiting list resulting from the first presentation, this second event was relocated to accommodate an even larger audience. The November 30th program was held at the Carondelet Hospitality…
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Dr. Holub Invited to Speak at Albany Guardian Society on Brain Health

At 1:30 PM on September 24, 2015, Dr. Holub and John A. Fairbank, PA   presented an educational program on Brain Health at the Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211. The program was free and open to the public, but reservations were required. Call 518 434 2140 for reservations. Research suggests that…
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Additional News from AAIC, Washington, D.C. 2015

The following is a press release from the AAIC on Monday, July 20, 2015 Washington, D.C. July 20, 2015 - Childhood Performance and Type 1 Diabetes Identified as Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia The first study of dementia risk, including Alzheimer's disease, in older adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) was reported today at…
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More News from AAIC 2015, Washington, D.C.

The following is a press release  from the AAIC on Sunday, July 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. July 19, 2015 - Promising New Treatments for Alzheimer's Target Multiple Disease-Related Proteins, May Have Benefits For Several Brain Diseases Promising early results of new drugs that target common components of several brain diseases that cause dementia - including…
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Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015

Once again Dr. Holub has traveled to attend the yearly AAIC. This conference represents the world's largest gathering for the dementia research community. International principal investigators, investigative teams, clinicians and care providers all convene annually to share the most current study results, theories and discoveries to bring the world community closer to advancements in the…
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cognitive Function in Women

The search for dietary approaches toward the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease remains an active area of clinical research. Enriching and enhancing our diet with the nutrients found to be beneficial through valid clinical research will prove to be increasingly helpful toward the goal of healthy brain aging. One such nutrient, omega-3 fatty acids,…
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Will Non-Invasive Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease Ever Become Available?

A research article was published in the Journal of Science Translational Medicine in March of this year by the authors, Gerhard Leinenga and Jürgen Götz, which recounted their research into the use of a scanning ultrasound technique to improve beta-amyloid clearance from the brain. Beta-amyloid represents one, if not the primary, protein fragment, which accumulates…
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The Importance and Benefits of Participating in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

Since the identification of Alzheimer's disease over 100 years ago, the condition has been better clarified from the perspective of symptoms and signs leading to better and earlier diagnosis. Additionally, this has been coupled with improved diagnostic testing. As with most medical conditions, the development of medication treatments to improve the condition symptomatically, to slow…
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Meeting of Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care & Services

On April 28th, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT, The White House Conference on Aging and Dementia will be held at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Nora Super is the Executive Director of the White House Conference on Aging. Due to both limited seating and recent security concerns, entrance…
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Dancing the Tango May Prove Beneficial to Parkinson’s Patients

On April 13, 2015, an article published in the McGill Reporter, written by Anita Kar, indicated that dancing the Argentine tango could potentially have health benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson's disease. A new study conducted by researchers at McGill, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro, and the research…
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Dr. Holub Invited to Speak at Marie-Rose Manor in Slingerlands, New York

On April 15, 2015 Dr. Holub  gave a presentation  re Alzheimer's disease to the residents of  Marie-Rose Manor. His presentation covered the diagnosis, treatment and status of current research in Alzheimer's disease. The meeting was well attended and the audience engaged in a lively discussion period with Dr. Holub.  Select members of Dr. Holub's research…
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Julianne Moore wins Best Actress Oscar for Still Alice

  Last evening Julianne Moore won an Oscar  for her moving portrayal  of a woman dealing with the initial signs of cognitive decline due to early onset Alzheimer's disease. In interviews re this role Ms. Moore stated that there is presently no cure for and no treatment to halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease. However, we…
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Colonie Senior Services Center Fundraiser 10th Anniversary

This will be the tenth year that Umbrella of Colonie, the home maintenance program of Colonie Senior Service Centers, will host the Warmth of Wine. This year's event will be held on Thursday, February 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Century House on Route 9 in Latham. Since the very first year of…
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