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Eye Test for Alzheimer’s Disease

Amyloid plaque build up in the brain is a significant characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. New non-invasive optical imaging technology, developed at Cedars-Sinai, is being evaluated in ongoing clinical trials in the United States and in Australia. The study of this optical imaging technology to find the amyloid plaques originated at Cedars-Sinai…

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Loss of Hearing Accelerates Decline of Brain Function

Dr. Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant  professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the university's  Bloomberg School of Public Health, has spent several years researching how loss of hearing affects cognitive functioning. In the early 1990's, he and his colleagues began a study that tracked hundreds of people, both men and…

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“Lifestyle Choices and Behaviors that Dr. Holub Recommends for Better Brain Health” Part 4 of 8: The Importance of Socializing

Patient Education Series: Lifestyle Choices and Behaviors that Dr. Holub Recommends for Better Brain Health An important focus of Neurological Associates of Albany (NAA) is to provide professional, practical, and convenient tips for increasing brain health and wellness for patients of the NAA Medical Clinic and/or Research Institute. Today is…

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On May 11, 2017, Dr. Holub met with New York State Congressman Paul Tonko and several other researchers at the Alzheimer's Association for a round-table discussion on Alzheimer's disease research. The purpose of the meeting was to both give Congressman Tonko a comprehensive view of the various research activities currently…

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Dr. Holub and his research team have been absolutely fantastic during the course of my research trial participation. The level of attention and care that I received during my visits went far beyond what we expected. Dr. Holub's attention and care is unprecedented and he is always working very hard…

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Thank you for attending our recent community events! Stay tuned for more. Don’t miss Dr. Holub’s presentation on April 19, 2017 at 6:30pm (free memory assessments will be offered as well starting at 5:30pm) at the Colonie Town Library!

Don’t forgot to stop by the Colonie Town Library (also known as the William K. Sanford Library) tonight, April 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to see Dr. Holub’s presentation on the topic of ‘Brain Health’. The Colonie Town Library is located at 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211. Free…

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Dr. Holub to give “Brain Health” presentation at Colonie Town Library on April 19, 2017. FREE memory assessments beginning at 5:30pm. Presentation begins at 6:30pm.

Be sure to attend Dr. Holub's presentation entitled "Brain Health" this Wednesday, 4/19/2017 at 5:30 pm at the Colonie Town Library! The presentation will be in the Steadman Room. Colonie Town Library (also known as the William K. Sanford Town Library) is located at 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville, NY…

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Dr. Holub to Discuss Alzheimer’s Disease Research on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s “In Conversation” on March 9, 2017 from 1-2 p.m.

Don't miss Dr. Holub's upcoming WAMC radio appearance on March 9, 2017 1-2 p.m.! For more details, see below: ---------------------- This Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 1 to 2 p.m., Dr. Holub will be participating in WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s “In Conversation” program. During the previously recorded show, Dr. Holub…

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A Cautionary Tale

Recently, social media has been abuzz with information linking champagne consumption to dementia prevention. This was all based on a study in 2013 in the United Kingdom. Typically, red wine has been touted for health benefits due to resveratrol, one of its potent ingredients, which has been associated with both a stronger…

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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…

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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…

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New Analysis Shows That More than 28 Million Baby Boomers Will Develop Alzheimer’s Disease; Will Consume Nearly 25% of Medicare Spending

The following is a press release from the AAIC on July 20, 2015 More than 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's disease between now and midcentury, and the cost of caring for them will consume nearly 25 percent of Medicare spending in 2040, according to new research reported today…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dr. Holub & Rep Tonko

Dr. Richard Holub (right) and Congressman Paul Tonko (left) discuss Alzheimer's research and care. Congressman Paul Tonko has a deep interest in Alzheimer's disease research and in the care of Alzheimer's patients and along with Representative Brett Guthrie has introduced the Alzheimer's Accountability Act to Congress, which is bipartisan legislation…

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Dr. Holub’s Neurological Associates of Albany Invited to Russia to Share Their Expertise

"A doctor and nurse team from the Neurological Associates of Albany clinic will travel to St. Petersburg, Russia, next month to meet with principal investigators (PIs) about TauRx Therapeutics' global phase III clinical trial for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. They are invited guests to help share their experience in preparation for the study's…

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Free Memory Screenings Set Tuesday

Free, confidential memory screenings will be offered by Neurological Associates of Albany on Tuesday, Nov.19, designated as National Memory Screening Day by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. The face-to-face screenings, consisting of a series of questions and tasks, take five to 10 minutes, according to the AFA. The results are…

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Tackling Alzheimer’s

Families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer's disease: Listen up. Albany has been tapped for one of the trial sites for a study of an Alzheimer's drug intended to slow the disease's progression. The Investigational Clinical Amyloid Research in Alzheimer's study - or ICARA study - is testing the safety and…

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