Dementia & Memory News & Research

May 2019



Intramembrane proteases in neurodegenerative diseases

Can too much sleep lead to dementia or an early death?

Money Problems Could Be An Early Sign Of Dementia

Vitamin k2 Shows Promise in Fighting Dementia, Researchers Reveal

Chiaravalloti receives grant to study cognition and hemodynamics after spinal cord injury

Could oily fish and red wine hold the key to reducing dementia risk?

New research paves the way for safer leukemia treatments

Alzheimer's Disease

Research Roundup: Mutations Linked to Autism, Protein Coats and Alzheimer’s and More


Clinical trials at WVU Medicine help establish new treatment protocols

Can Bad Cholesterol Trigger Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

Altoida raises $6.3M to provide digital Alzheimer's biomarkers in augmented reality

The Mutation You Want: It Protects the Brain, Extends Life

AI+AR Equals Altoida’s Alzheimer’s Detection Solution

Daily briefing: Plan S will be delayed by a year

Bill moves to end NIH monkey business 🎥

Huntington's Disease

Why 20,000 biotech fans from all over the world will flock to Philly next week

After a Long-Awaited Diagnosis, a Daily Battle With Huntington’s Disease

Searching for the origins of the depressive symptoms in Huntington's disease

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

The Mysterious Cause That Led to Comedian Robin Williams’s Death, It’s Tragic

Looking back at the life and legacy of Bill Buckner | Lucas

Dementia-friendly garden started at Good Counsel

Parkinson's Disease

Unique gym offers boxing class for those battling Parkinson's disease 🎥

Boxing club helps combat Parkinson’s disease 🎥

Chicago hospital using martial arts to treat Parkinson's disease 🎥

Parkinson's Alley

Daily isradipine is ineffective at slowing Parkinson’s disease

Man with Parkinson's disease to compete in Pittsford Triathlon 🎥

Do I have Parkinson’s Disease or an essential tremor?

UCB Launches Phase 1b Trial Testing UCB0599 for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

BBC reporter Rory Cellan-Jones urges 'openness' on Parkinson's

MJFF Awards Casma Therapeutics $370K for Innovative Therapies to Slow PD Progression



Mixed responses for new dementia facility

Couple take part in study to research dementia 🎥

Major weight gain and loss ‘worsens dementia risk in elderly’

Tech Talk: The speed of sound, pesticides, CEOs and more

Blood test can predict dementia, but Japanese developers urge caution: There's still no cure

Vietnamese immigrants care for parents with dementia, amidst stigma

Alzheimer's Disease

Role of Tau Protein in Alzheimer's Disease

How Virtual Reality Can Help Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Pharma forges on in Alzheimer's drug pipeline riddled with failures

Howard University clinical trial seeks volunteers at risk for Alzheimer’s

Study: Ragweed could protect against Alzheimer's 🎥

Investment in Alzheimer’s 16x lower than oncology despite ‘exploding public health crisis’

Herpes Accelerates the Development of Alzheimer’s, Finds New Animal Study

High Levels of ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

The 2019 "parent" Alzheimer's disease FOAs: What's with all the Notices? 

When is Alzheimer's Not Alzheimer's? Researchers Characterize a Different Form of Dementia 🔊

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

Analyzing a protein from the cerebrospinal fluid will help diagnose patients with prion diseases

Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Celebrates Tripling of NIH Down Syndrome Research Budget

Huntington's Disease

The biotechnologists making their mark on the international stage

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

Dementia care: How much water should you drink a day to prevent the condition?

Death of Bill Buckner calls attention to Lewy body dementia 🎥

Baseball’s Bill Buckner had Lewy body dementia. Here are 3 things you need to know about the disease

Parkinson's Disease

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s podcast: It’s Parkinson diseases with an ‘s’

Alpha-synuclein in Blood Serum May Be Early Parkinson’s Biomarker, Study Suggests

UCB Initiates Phase 1b US-Based Multicenter Clinical Trial in Parkinson’s Disease Patients with UCB0599

Parkinson’s Patients Get BIG and LOUD in Therapy 🎥

Plant Chemical Chrysin May Protect Against Parkinson’s-related Changes, Mouse Study Suggests

Exercise could slow Parkinson’s

Newly discovered mechanism reveals how Parkinson's disease can spread between brain cells

Vascular Dementia

Biwabik facility blamed in client's death

A garden in the Bloom Festival is a space where people with dementia can reminisce

‘How can we do this to our parents?’ A daughter’s plea for home care



"Take one day at a time" 🔊

Dementia: what it is and how we can help prevent it

Many older Americans worry about dementia, but few talk with their doctors about evidence-based preventive strategies

Scientists Name New Dementia Disease for 85-Plus Population

5 Proven Ways to Cut Dementia Risk, According to the World Health Organization

Sudoku and crossword puzzles can make your brain up to 10 years younger

Alzheimer’s disease: Causes and tips to improve cognitive health 🎥

What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills

Dementia Treatment: Can Virtual Reality Help Trigger Memory? 🎥

Alzheimer's Disease

Toledo's fight against Alzheimer's 🎥

Molecular structure of one of Alzheimer's stickier culprits

States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

Daily naproxen does not stall pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s in older adults

Alzheimer’s disease: Causes and tips to improve cognitive health

YOUR HEALTH: Trying an HIV drug to help Alzheimer’s patients 🎥

Letters to the Editor: Alzheimer’s research, resources needed

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

'There's no Becky left' - Sister's heartbreak casts light on impending dementia crisis

UCSB Researchers Discover Potentially Druggable Pathway Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Veteran newspaper exec dies of rare form of dementia at 76

'Are you John?' Heartbreaking moment dementia-hit father, 70, cannot remember his son's name - even though it is the same as his own 🎥

Huntington's Disease

Huntington’s Disease Gets New Onset Age Predictor

Study explores why people at risk for Huntington's disease choose not to undergo genetic testing 📃

Daredevil trio take to the skies to raise money for Huntington's

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

‘Cruel, ugly killer lurking in shadows’: Dementia victims speak out

Leading Researcher Weighs in on Lewy Body Dementia Versus Alzheimer’s

Parkinson's Disease

10 early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Abbott Partners with NIH on BRAIN Initiative to Use Neuromodulation Technologies

‘ParkinSong’ and Other Song Therapy Programs May Help Preserve Speech, Study Says

Asthma meds may cut risk of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Medications Relieve Central Pain Better than Other Types of Pain, Study Finds

What It Feels Like to Be 'On' With Parkinson's Disease

Lifetime Achievement: DeLong's discoveries revolutionized understanding of Parkinson's disease

A Message to Readers: It’s Not Just the Parkinson’s Disease

Vascular Dementia

London neurologist helps pen international dementia prevention guidelines

'Boot camp for the brain': Dementia therapy gives Auckland man his confidence back



Dementia: What you can do to reduce your risk of developing the disease

A lonely future: 120,000 people with dementia living alone, set to double in the next 20 years

Dementia Training For Phoenix First Responders Comes To Life 🔊

Despite Worry, Older Americans Don’t Ask Doctors About Dementia

How to Prevent Dementia, According to New WHO Guidelines

OHSU researchers go beyond standard online chats for dementia study 🎥

Oral Cannabis Spray Sativex to Be Tested on Dementia Patients in Major Trial

These 8 Skills Boost Spirits of Dementia Caregivers

Robotic pets soon may offer care in addition to comfort

Alzheimer's Disease

Purple Gala will raise critical funds for Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's could be spotted up to 34 YEARS before symptoms begin by looking for the protein in people's SPINES

$12.8 million study examines education’s impact on Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease discovery: A human-specific gene protects neurons against amyloid beta protein

Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research

ADORE website, videos are new tools for Alzheimer's research recruitment 

Researchers block protein that plays a key role in Alzheimer's diseaseFrontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

Retired teacher Chris Connell, of Farndon, amazed at response following feature in BBC programme Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure

Potential drug targets for ALS and FTD identified in two studies

Huntington's Disease

Pascrell, Kinzinger Senators Introduce Huntington’s Disease Parity Act

Huntington's Disease Awareness Month 🎥

Landmarks light up blue for Huntington's disease

Mersey Gateway Bridge to be lit up for Huntington's awareness tonight

Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals to Participate at the Neurotech Investing & Partnering Conference

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

Actor Tim Conway dies at 85

Parkinson's Disease

Oswego YMCA to offer free pedaling classes to help those with Parkinson's 🎥

Therapy animals and "creative movement" class emerge as local Parkinson's resources

Early Involvement of Caudate Brain Region Linked to Worse Prognosis in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Finds

Wednesday letters: Punching back against Parkinson’s disease, restoring voting rights of ex-felons and Safe Haven law

Parkinson’s Disease Shocker: Can Appendix Removal Cause Neurodegenerative Disorder? 🎥

These common health problems could be early signs of Parkinson's

N.C. boxing gym helps people with Parkinson’s disease to fight and get stronger 🎥

Vascular Dementia

University paramedics take to streets to warn of dangers of 'silent killer' on World Hypertension Day

Dementia is NOT inevitable: World Health Organization says exercising, eating healthy, quitting smoking and cutting back on alcohol can slash your risk of the disorder



Researchers Define Non-Alzheimer’s Type of Dementia That Affects the Oldest-Old

A High-Minded High-End Approach To Dementia Care

Detecting dementia's damaging effects before it's too late

Reading Improves Memory and Helps Prevent Dementia

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's research facility opens in Lakeland 🎥

How Voice Recognition and Writing Could Predict Alzheimer’s Risk

Wisconsin gets $3 million for Alzheimer's research

Multimillion-Dollar Grant Examines Ties Between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome

New Alzheimer therapy passes another important test

Alzheimer's And DNA Shuffling 🎥

Blocking protein curbs memory loss in old mice

Down Syndrome with Alzheimer's Disease

Multimillion-Dollar Grant Examines Ties Between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome
Huntington's Disease

How mutations lead to neurodegenerative disease

Trying to Slow it Down

Nanotubes Enable Travel of Huntington's Protein

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

University of Southern California Names Indian American Student Diviya Gupta Salutatorian of Graduation Class of 2019

Parkinson's Disease

Singers in Parkinson’s Chorus find inspiration and meaning 🎥

4D Announces Participation in Neuro4D Conference, Frankfurt, Germany

Letters and feedback: May 12, 2019

Levodopa-Sparing Medications May Help Patients in Early Stages of Parkinson’s, Study Suggests

Finding the Little Surprises in Life

Scientists Develop HANABI Device to Identify Toxic Aggregates in Parkinson’s Patients’ Brains

'God did that': Mexia pianist battling Parkinson's disease plays again 🎥

CENTOGENE Launches Two Year Global Parkinson's Disease Study

Vascular Dementia

More than 2,000 in Shropshire could have undiagnosed dementia



Dementia Cases In Advanced Nations On Rise

5 simple steps to cut your risk for dementia

GPs disappoint during process of diagnosing dementia, study finds

If you're diagnosed with dementia, should you lose your Second Amendment rights?

Improving Quality of Life in Dementia Patients with Virtual Reality

The important reason why you should spend more time with mom

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease study looks for high risk cases

Is it Alzheimer’s

Sleep Molecule Could Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s In Blood Test

New center for Alzheimer’s patients coming to Tucson 🎥

Group backs measure to adopt state Alzheimer's plan

Antibodies Against Microglial Receptors TREM2 and CD33 Head to Trials

Creutzfeldt-Jakob DIsease (CJD)

Association of blood and cerebrospinal fluid tau level and other biomarkers with survival time in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Endoscope Reprocessing Solution Market 2025: Top Key Players ENDO-TECHNIK W.Griesat GmbH, MEDIVATORS Inc.

Down Syndrome with Alzheimer's Disease

Cerveau Technologies,Announces Partnership with LuMind IDSC to Study Accumulation of Neurofibrillary Tau in Down Syndrome

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

#AANAM – Genetic Testing Useful for ALS Diagnosis, with Few Patient Concerns for Impact on Well-being, Studies Report

Best friends London Marathon success

TV review: Our Dementia Choir with Vicky McClure; Great Art

Huntington's Disease

Nanotubes enable travel of Huntington's protein

Swindon landmarks highlight Huntington’s disease awareness month

Virtual Reality Helps Dementia Patients Recall Memories, Study Says

uniQure Announces Updated Clinical Data from Phase IIb Study of AMT-061 in Patients with Hemophilia B

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

Randy Goulden picks some highlights of the 2019 Yorkton Film Festival - Part 1

Aged care funding commitments for seniors from diverse backgrounds

Parkinson's Disease

Yet More Research Links Appendectomies and Parkinson's Disease

Dance: A surprising source of therapy for Oklahomans with Parkinson’s disease

#AANAM – Promising Blood Pressure Medicine Fails to Slow Parkinson’s Progression, Trial Results Show

Parkinson's Foundation Hosts Professional Education Training in Charleston

Low Levels of Substance P in Saliva May Help Predict Swallowing Problems, Study Suggests

Vascular Dementia

Dementia Predicts CKD Progression, Death in Type 2 Diabetes



Mind Matters: What is dementia?

Eisai and UK Dementia Research Institute Jointly Launch New Post-Doctoral Programme to Accelerate Dementia Research


Ablation Reduces Risk of Dementia in Patients With AFib and Carotid Artery Disease

Dementia-related marker found in former pro athletes with concussion history

The Healthy Cognitive Aging Project: A major data resource for cognitive epidemiology 
Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists Creating 3D Brain Model To Fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Diseases

Can a Mobile Game Detect Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s Biomarkers May Reside in Endocannabinoid Molecules

Clinical Trial Now Recruiting Alzheimer’s Patients for Drug Designed to Improve Memory

All About Alzheimer's conference to be held May 14

Alzheimer's Association kicks off Longest Day Campaign 🎥

Why Visual Stimulation May Work Against Alzheimer’s Disease

David's Dreamers enters year 2 for Alzheimer's cause 🎥

Clinical trial explores BBB opening in fight against Alzheimer’s

Suvorexant Evaluated for Insomnia in Patients With Alzheimer Disease Dementia

Creutzfeldt-Jakob DIsease (CJD)

‘Ask Evan’: Why can’t military members who spend time in Europe donate blood?” 🎥

Huntington's Disease

Novel Treatment for Huntington's Shows Early Promise

Targeting Huntingtin Expression in Patients with Huntington’s Disease

#AANAM — Quanterix Leads Research on Neurofilament Light Chain as Potential MS Biomarker

Roche to present new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data analyses showing significant reduction of disability progression at AAN Annual Meeting

Parkinson's Disease

In this boxing class, the fight is against Parkinson's disease

Novel and rapid device opens new doors for Parkinson's disease diagnostics

Man Goes on to Finish Dozens of Marathons After Parkinson's Diagnosis

Parkinson’s disease topic of speaker series

Parkinson's Foundation Launches New Online Nurse Course

#AANAM – Stem Cell Therapy Seen as Safe, May Improve Motor Function, Early Findings Suggest

Neuropore Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial with NPT520-34, Aimed at Treating Parkinson’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Powerful show 'Kinetics' opens up conversation about Parkinson's Disease

Final Visit Completed for Last Patient in Phase 3 Trial Testing Accordion Pill

Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA)

Retinal changes may reflect dementia progression

Vascular Dementia

Diabetes-Related Dementia

Music as a form of therapy for those with memory challenges

Line of Duty star's dementia choir 'not just dancing and singing' but 'provoking memories'



Physical activity might not ward off dementia

Letter: Time now to pass Alzheimer’s legislation in R.I.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Can Increase Dementia Risk
Feinberg study finds teaching positivity exercises improves mental health of dementia caregivers

New podcast series highlights human stories behind transformational research

UMN researchers advance understanding of atrial fibrillation-related dementia

What not to forget about the dementia epidemic

Alzheimer's Disease

Detailed brain map uncovers hidden immune cells that may be involved in neurodegenerative disorders

Two-stage diagnostic process detects Alzheimer’s years before symptoms appear

The Columbus Memory Center continues to lead in Alzheimer's Research 🎥

Alector Announces First Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Dosed in Phase 1b Study of AL002

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

What to know before composting a human body

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

Why a form of dementia that changes people's personalities is “very commonly misdiagnosed” 🎥

Reporting on Frontotemporal Dementia 🎥 

A Minnesota couple struggles with ‘the cruelest disease you’ve never heard of’

Huntington's Disease

'Pathbreaking' Ionis trial offers way forward in Huntington's disease

OU graduate shares story and raises awareness for Huntington's disease 🎥

Huntington's hopefuls present at AAN 2019

Lewy Body Dementia

What Are the Different Types of Hallucinations?

Parkinson's Disease

Neurocrine’s Opicapone Plus Levodopa Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

#AANAM – Opicapone Can Prolong ‘On-Time’ Levopoda Provides, Data from Phase 3 Trials Show

Speaking to the Heart: A Story of Connection and a Meaningful Life

Vanderbilt researchers say they're one step closer to building a brain in a dish

Vascular Dementia

Heart Meds May Prevent Vascular Dementia After Stroke

Shocking moment carers tell dementia-suffering grandfather, 81, to 'shut up' and call him an 'IDIOT' as he cries for 'help'

Cognitive screening instruments to identify vascular cognitive impairment: A systematic review

I’m not diabetic, so why was I given medication for it?  



Dementia symptoms: The early signs of the different types you should never ignore 🎥 📅

Vicky McClure leaves viewers in tears as Our Dementia Choir documentary meets families struggling with the severe brain condition 🎥

Restraints, drugging, apathy: The awful truth about dementia care

Physical activity might not ward off dementia

Regenstrief, IU, Purdue Research Presented on National Stage

Wine Me Dine Me: The diet-mind connection

Alzheimer's Disease

Sex differences in postoperative cognitive functioning in older patients

Luke Montrose Earns Grant to Study the Molecular Effects of Alzheimer’s

Early-stage detection of Alzheimer's in the blood

After A Big Failure, Scientists And Patients Hunt For A New Type Of Alzheimer's Drug 🎥

These Scientists Want to Redefine Alzheimer's as a 'Double-Prion' Disease

Eisai Continues Alzheimer's Research, Adds 2 Alzheimer's Pros as Execs

Wisconsin a leader in cutting-edge Alzheimer's research 🎥

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

Martha Madison to Raise Awareness of Young-Onset Dementia at Los Angeles Conference

60 Minutes to Air a Report on FTD, the Most Common Dementia for People Under 60

Huntington's Disease

Rutgers study reveals how different parts of the brain interact with each other

Fundraiser works to bring an adaptive fitness center to Amarillo 🎥

Chatham family bringing their fight against Huntington’s Disease to city hall

The Phase 2 LEGATO-HD study of laquinimod in Huntington's will be presented at  AAN in Philadelphia, PA, on May 6 2019

Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE)

It seems like Alzheimer’s but peek into brain shows a mimic

Dementia discovery means millions with Alzheimer's could have been misdiagnosed

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

Overcoming Lewy at Dave and Buster’s

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease sufferer shares life-changing therapy treatment

New Technique Can Directly Target Parkinson’s Root Cause

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

Parkinson’s Month marked

Ballet Not Seen to Greatly Improve Gait or Balance in Small Study in Parkinson’s Patients

Boardman woman fighting Parkinson's brings new training program to local gym 🎥

NYC Attorney with Parkinson’s Describes Positive Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation

Neurophysiotherapy for Parkinson's Disease 📃

Exercise Found to Improve Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson Disease

Blood pressure drug shows no benefit in Parkinson's disease

Vascular Dementia

Urate and risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia: A population-based study

Davina McCall shares clip of her grandmother following Our Dementia Choir 🎥

‘4 million people’ are unknowingly living with high blood pressure – 6 simple ways to reduce yours 🎥



When is Alzheimer's Not Alzheimer's? Researchers Characterize a Different Form of Dementia

MedMinute: New category of dementia that mimics Alzheimer's named "LATE" 🎥 📅

Alex Nowbar’s research reviews—30 April 2019

The power of music: Vicky McClure's dementia choir

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is a ‘Double-Prion Disorder,’ Study Shows

3 million dollars in grant money to be given to Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Local researchers focusing on Alzheimer's disease prevention 🎥

ISU researcher receives federal grant to research Alzheimer’s

Aging Well: Alzheimer's Research Unit seeks candidates for clinical trials

Yale Alzheimer’s expert to speak at Fairfield senior center

Reframing Alzheimer’s Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

Could Alzheimer's Spread Like Infection Throughout the Brain?

Down Syndrome with Alzheimer's

Husband in one of the longest marriages ever between people with Down syndrome dies at 56

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

Alzheimer's or LATE? An Emerging Clinical Conundrum

ARIAS: Zooming in On Eye-based Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s

Huntington's Disease

MIT, Harvard Receive Huge Sum of Money Supporting Cannabis Research

Investigational Drug Shows Promise for Inherited ALS

Positive clinical data at AAN 2019 reinforces Ionis' commitment to delivering life-changing medicines to patients with neurological diseases

Impaired Sense of Smell in the Elderly Is Linked With Risk of Death
Upcoming education session in Clairmont to explore treatments for Huntington Disease

LewyBody Dementia (LBD)

Scientists discover new type of dementia that mimics Alzheimer’s

Parkinson's Disease

Battling Parkinson's Disease With Their Own Two Hands 🎥

Program at Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock addresses Parkinson’s Disease

Fox Foundation and 23andMe Launch Data Platform Fox DEN to Help Accelerate Research Efforts

American Parkinson Disease Association Launches Symptom Tracker Mobile App

Intec Pharma: Last Patient Visit in Phase 3 Trial of Accordion Pill™ Carbidopa/Levodopa for Advanced Parkinson's Disease Patients

Cerevance Achieves Key Endpoints in Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Novel Parkinson’s Disease Drug CVN424

Michael J. Fox & Denis Leary Talk ‘Back To The Future’, Parkinson’s And “Why We Don’t Suck” – Tribeca

Empathy Is One Thing, but Apathy Is Quite Another

Diane Keaton Says Her Brother Randy Has Dementia: 'I Don’t Know If He Knows Who I Am' 🎥

Vascular Dementia

When Dementia Comes on Fast

It seems like Alzheimer’s but peek into brain shows a mimic

The power of music: Vicky McClure's dementia choir

Lamar Odom Says He Had 12 Strokes, 6 Heart Attacks While in a Coma, ‘Can’t Remember’ Anything

Rhuddlan dementia advocate pays tribute to support service which will run for another 12-months