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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 with preclinical studies and postmortem…
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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 women, for a number of…
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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 the fourth part of an…
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Liquid Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Risk of Fatality for Adults with Dementia

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that in the past five years,  eight deaths were related to accidentally ingesting the liquid detergent pods. Of those eight deaths, six were suffered by adults with dementia and two by children. This information was made public only after Consumer Reports filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the…
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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!

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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 memory assessments will be offered for all who are interested starting at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Holub’s presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will be located in the Stedman Room. We look forward to seeing you there!


We would also like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who attended Dr. Holub’s presentations at both the Guardian Society in Albany on April 4, 2017 and Beacon Pointe in Clifton Park on April 5, 2017. We appreciate all of the feedback we have received as well as the thoughtful questions posed to Dr. Holub.

Here are some photos from both of the events – we hope you enjoyed the presentations as much as we did!




Research in Alzheimer's disease is moving at a rapid pace. At the Neurological Associates of Albany we have been engaged in the process of Alzheimer's disease research for over 30 years. All five drugs which have been FDA approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease have been studied at our Research Office. Unfortunately for over 10 years we have not had a new approved treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

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Dr. Holub’s Alzheimer’s disease Recent Research Journal Review

The Journal Alzheimer's and Dementia from February 2016 included a number of pertinent articles including one, entitled “Prudent diet may attenuate the adverse effects of Western diet on cognitive decline” by Behnaz Shankersain, from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. The article reviewed the adverse effects of Western diet on cognitive decline. A total…
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