Hudson Valley News
7:27 am
Wed March 4, 2015

NYS Senator's Bill On Alzheimer's Database Advances

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A New York state freshman senator from the Hudson Valley says her bill to create an Alzheimer’s and dementia database has moved one step forward.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri January 30, 2015

'The Brain's Way Of Healing' By Dr. Norman Doidge

  In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years: the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience—what we call neuroplasticity.

His new book, The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity ,shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works.

New England News
12:20 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Clark Art Institute Offers Program For People With Dementia And Their Caregivers

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A new program at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts is meant to engage people with dementia. The program that began today is also designed to serve as an outlet for caregivers.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Earl Zimmerman : 6/30/14

Albany Medical Center's Alzheimer's Center Director Dr. Earl Zimmerman joins Alan in the studio to discuss Alzheimers, dementia, and other neurological diseases of aging.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Sean Philpott: Alzheimer's Disease: A Forgotten Epidemic

We hosted a conference on Alzheimer's disease at the College last week, inviting a distinguished group of physicians, researchers, caregivers, advocates and policymakers to discuss the ethical and legal challenges of diagnosing and treating those with the disease.

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New England News
12:44 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Forum Seeks To Educate And Support Caregivers

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A recent forum in Pittsfield sought to educate and support those caring for loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Joan Fields has been a professional caregiver for the past two years, but has been helping relatives deal with the debilitating diseases for nearly 35 years.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

3/6/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Ukraine Diplomacy
Clinton - Hitler
SAT Changes
Oscar Pistorius
Alzheimer's Toll
HIV Baby

12:38 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Alzheimer's Foundation Of America President Urges Early Detection

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When does a senior moment turn into something more serious? We can be forgetful at any age, and that’s likely to increase as we get older, but when does memory loss become a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Carol Steinberg, the President of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, says five million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to be at least 15-million by 2050.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Thu October 3, 2013

"The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer's" By Jeanne Murray Walker

    Award-winning poet Jeanne Murray Walker tells an extraordinarily wise, witty, and quietly wrenching tale of her mother's long passage into dementia.

This powerful story explores parental love, profound grief, and the unexpected consolation of memory.

New England News
1:04 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Mass. Addressing Growing Problem of Alzheimer's Disease

Credit Alzheimer's Association

Massachusetts is taking steps to address early detection of Alzheimer’s.

Massachusetts has become the first state to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association in its Early Detection Alliance. This move allows commonwealth employees easy access to caregivers, resources and information on the debilitating disease, through the association’s Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter. Jim Wessler is the chapter President and CEO.

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