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Nov

16

Penn Medicine Researchers Receive Funding from CDC to Advance Brain Health

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:22pm

PHILADELPHIA – Researchers affiliated with Penn’s newly-created Prevention Research Center (PRC), have received two grants totaling over $860,000 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Special Interest Project (SIP) to advance the CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative.

The UPenn PRC conducts innovative public health and disease management research aimed at preventing chronic disease and reducing health disparities in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In June...

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Sep

21

Lighting up with Leonard

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:12pm

Two years ago, at a conference in Miami on Alzheimer's disease, after a session about risk factors and biomarker predicton models, a colleague remarked to me how Leonard Cohen has been saying onstage that when he turns 80, he will resume smoking. Following that afternoon's...

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Sep

02

My review of Stanley Prusiner's autobiography is published

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 9:38pm

 Near the end of Stanley Prusiner’s memoir of his Nobel Prize-winning research into the cause of such devastating neurological diseases as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Mad Cow Disease, he recounts how, after a talk at the Aspen Institute, his host admonished him for delivering overly sobering remarks on Alzheimer’s disease. “You have to give people some hope,” his host told him. “You need to give them some reason to believe that Alzheimer...

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Aug

15

Catching up on me and AD and related disorders

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:34am

I've been too, too busy at the desk and also on the road – all of it trying to make sense of Alzheimers disease, dementia and the aging brain/mind. Some key events included attending the Alzheimer's Association International Congress (AAIC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The image is...

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May

28

How to assess decisionmaking capacity... an audio lecture

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 8:18pm

In April 2014, I delivered on on-line lecture on the assessment of decisionmaking capacity. The talk was organized by NAPSA, the National Adult Protective Services Association, and you can...

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May

25

We all have Alzheimer's....

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 7:00am

The April issue of Health Affairs, is dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a thorough and thoughtful set of articles edited by Darmouth’s Julie Bynum, MD.

AlzForum covered the...

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