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Fall-Winter 2011

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Nuevo proyecto de investigación evalúa un derivado del vino tinto para combatir la Enfermedad de Alzheimer By Judith Neugroschl, M.D.

El Centro de Investigación de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer’s o ADRC, por sus siglas en ingles, del “Mount Sinai School of Medicine,” se complace en anunciar que formará parte de un estudio a nivel nacional con el objetivo de examinar el efecto de “resveratrol” en las etapas leves o moderadas de esta enfermedad. El estudio […]

Mount Sinai Clinical Research Day

On Wednesday September 21st, members of the ADRC participated in “Clinical Research Day”, hosted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Situated in the bustling first floor of the hospital, investigators and coordinators from various departments of Mount Sinai had the opportunity to showcase their research projects, engage with potential participants and meet other members […]


Brain donation is a priceless contribution to knowledge that leads to the development of more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. It is also critically important to be able to study brain tissue of individuals with no memory or other cognitive problems. This allows scientists to compare normal and abnormal brain tissue, which will lead to […]

FAQ: Lumbar punctures (LP)

How long does it take? The LP takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes to rest after the procedure. Does it hurt? You can expect pressure when the needle is inserted and may experience brief leg pain while the needle is positioned. Can I be paralyzed if the needle hits the […]

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 […]

In the news…

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 […]

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 […]