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Grant aids UND research on neurological diseases

August 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The University of North Dakota medical school is getting a $1.4 million federal grant to continue research into a molecule that could hold clues to treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. Continue Reading

Scientists: New gene triples the chance for dementia

November 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Scientists have identified a new gene variant that seems to strongly raise the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, giving a fresh target for research into treatments for the mind-robbing disorder.
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Growing a promise garden for Alzheimer’s Walk

September 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Aleigha Schmidt, 1, Killdeer, sits on her aunt, Jenn Aritage’s, lap in the yard of the Dickinson Research Extension Center and colors a flower for the promise garden at Saturday’s 5K Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Continue Reading

Woman’s Alzheimer’s program uses art to bring back memories

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Emily Lu was a student at Harvard University when she saw people with Alzheimer’s respond to works of art. Lu, who is graduating in May from medical school at Emory University, has created the new Museum Moments program at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Lu, 26, modeled the program at the Carlos museum after Meet Me at MoMA, a program at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which uses specially trained tour guides to help people with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s to connect to art. Continue Reading

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Presentation Gives Alzheimer’s Answers to Those Affected

May 17, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – A Grand Forks woman got peace of mind Thursday as she takes care of her brother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at an early age. Continue Reading

Clock ticking with new plan to fight Alzheimer’s

May 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration declared Alzheimer’s one of the country’s biggest health challenges on Tuesday, adopting a national strategy that sets the clock ticking toward better treatments by 2025 along with help for suffering families today. Continue Reading

Obama increases spending on Alzheimer’s research

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In a two-part plan announced today, the National Institutes of Health immediately will devote an extra $50 million dementia research, on top of the $450 million a year it currently spends. The boost opens the possibility that at least one stalled study of a possible therapy might get to start soon. Continue Reading

‘We never got an apology,’ says family

January 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After the false imprisonment charge against Jennings Sunderland was dropped, the family waited for an apology. Continue Reading

U.S. government aims to find effective Alzheimer’s treatment by 2025

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A draft of a new Alzheimer’s strategy suggests starting with a national public awareness campaign so more people know the early warning signs of dementia and includes memory assessment tools in the annual Medicare wellness visit. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s Robina Foundation gives $10 million for end-of-life study

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Robina Foundation is funding a multi-year program at the Twin Cities-based Allina Hospitals and Clinics. The program is designed to improve support for patients in the later stages of illnesses such as cancer, heart failure and Alzheimer’s.
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