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Delay AD has written 33 posts for Alzheimers Disease Research Center

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center News

Mary Sano, Ph.D. received a prestigious Merit Award for a longitudinal study which will focus on aging veterans to determine if certain cognitive tests and biomarkers can predict who will develop    Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, she aims to study the rate of cognitive, functional and global decline in this population. This study is critical as […]

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Does moderate drinking help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? A recent review of research regarding alcohol consumption and dementia indicates that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, especially wine, may lower the risk of dementia. The review of 143 studies demonstrated that individuals who drank moderately were in fact 23% less likely to develop dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease […]

Participant Appreciation Day 2011

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) hosted its fourth annual Participant Appreciation Day on May 11, 2011. Our staff was joined by 58 participants and caregivers. Following a warm welcome by Margaret Sewell, Ph.D., presentations included information about genetics, new treatment approaches, and the experience of participating in a clinical research trial. Sam Gandy, M.D., […]

Results: Home-Based Assessment Study By Mary Sano, Ph.D.

The Mount Sinai ADRC community, under the leadership of Jane Martin, Ph.D., is a strong participator in the Home-Based Assessment (HBA) Study, in which healthy seniors complete evaluations in their home. This is the first study of its kind, comparing traditional testing with automated telephone testing or computerized testing. It is also unique in that […]

Caregiver’s Corner

Support Groups For information about our Spanish Groups, please see page 8 of our Fall/Winter 2011 newsletter Early-stage-dementia support group— This is a bimonthly support group for caregivers of individuals with early stage dementia. The group meets on Wednesdays at the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai and is lead by Elizabeth Fine, […]

Memory Enhancement Tip… By Margaret Sewell, Ph.D.

Although it may seem simple, a major memory culprit in healthy elders is a failure to pay attention. As individuals living in the 21st century, we are continuously bombarded by a slew of information- what some may call information overload. However, there are simple techniques that can be employed in order to best attend to […]

A new clinical trial of a red wine derivative By Judith Neugroschl, M.D.

The Mount Sinai ADRC is excited to announce our participation in a new nationwide study examining the effect of resveratrol in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  What makes this trial unique is that in addition to the traditional paper and pencil tests, the effects of this medication will be evaluated using MRIs (to assess […]

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Mouse Study Shows Effect of Blood Pressure Drug on Alzheimer’s Disease

From 11/15/2010 NIA News Release, with Response by Sam Gandy, M.D. A drug used decades ago to treat high blood pressure has been shown to improve learning and memory in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of […]

Ask the Expert: Do any of the prevention strategies for Alzheimer’s have any merit? I heard that there was a recent NIH panel that said that none of them were useful!

Ask the expert: Judith Neugroschl, M.D. The NIH recently sponsored a panel made up of 15 specialists in a variety of fields of medicine and public health, along with 20 expert presenters, in order to assess the current research on Alzheimer’s disease prevention. They came up with a consensus statement with a couple of major […]