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Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's
Nov 13, 2017 | Admin

It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, announced that he is investing $100 million toward Alzheimer’s disease research. Half of that will go to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital effort that includes philanthropic, government and pharmaceutical partners.

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Award winning producers of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr., staring Cogniciti and Baycrest as leaders paving the way in Alzheimer's prevention
Oct 28, 2017 | Admin

This episode of Innovations will explore a range of topics. From advances in brain health tools, to technological breakthroughs in banking and beyond.

First, the episode will focus on the millions of adults living with significant memory concerns. Viewers will learn about Cogniciti and Baycrest, which work together to help tens of millions of adults with normal memory loss find peace-of-mind and effective coping tools. In addition, they also provide education for family caregivers to better support loved ones with dementia, and speed the development of the next generation of dementia drugs.

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Will experimental blood test be a game-changer for Alzheimer's disease?
Sep 05, 2017 | Admin

An experimental blood test can accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Though still in development, the test may someday be used to diagnose other degenerative brain disorders and even mild cognitive impairment resulting from head injuries.

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Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease
Jul 01, 2017 | Admin

Neurodegenerative diseases already affect millions of people in the United States. They tend to strike in middle to later life, and, because the population is starting to live longer, the number of cases is set to rise.

By some estimates, in 30 years, there will be 12 million people in the U.S. living with a neurodegenerative condition.

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Doctors’ Notes: Is your memory normal for your age?
Jun 26, 2017 | Admin

Many older adults make simple memory mistakes that come naturally with aging, but they often worry that Alzheimer’s is the culprit.

In fact, almost half of people over the age of 65 who don’t have Alzheimer’s or dementia still experience some memory loss, according to Alzheimer’s Canada.

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Did You Just Forget, or Is It Something More Serious?
Apr 26, 2017 | Admin

Have you called your daughter by your wife’s name or your son by his brother’s name? Have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten where you parked at the mall?

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Researchers shift focus to prevention of Alzheimer’s
Apr 24, 2017 | Admin

It's been 10 years since Vancouver resident Jim Mann was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. In that time, multiple experimental drugs have emerged with new hopes of beating back his disease. Yet none has resulted in a viable clinical treatment.

"If there is one in my lifetime, then I'll be right there saying, 'hallelujah' and 'congratulations,' but I don't hold out that hope," Mann said.

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