URI Researchers Get Funding for Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease Research

The University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, gets funding approval of groundbreaking clinical trail targeting the blood vessels in Alzheimer’s Disease, to slow the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most pressing global health challenges. 5.2 million Americans are affected by the disease, with costs of care estimated…

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Sandra Day O’Connor Battles Dementia

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, 88, released a statement yesterday announcing that physicians have diagnosed her with the early stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease and the progression of the dementia is forcing her to retire from public life  Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, O’Connor was the first woman to serve…

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Encouraging Earlier Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease

  This month, the Alzheimer’s Association, a volunteer health organization that focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer’s Disease, joins together with persons in the early stages of the disease to encourage families to talk about memory and cognition concerns sooner rather than in the disease’s later stages. They personally know the many benefits…

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