Dementia in the News

April 4, 2017

Harvard Gazette (April 4, 2017): Plotting the Demise of Alzheimer's

Catch it early.

Those are watchwords in the battle against a host of illnesses, from heart disease to cancer to Type 2 diabetes. Early detection gives physicians a chance to minimize damage, to insert a stent and keep blood flowing to the heart, to remove a tumor before one becomes many, to urge crucial lifestyle changes: lose weight, eat better, exercise.

But can the strategy work for Alzheimer’s disease? Scientists are starting to think it might.

April 4, 2017

Worcester Telegram (April 3, 2017): Alzheimer’s Research Shifts to Prevention, With Diet as Latest ‘Darling’

Of the top causes of death in the United States, only No. 6, Alzheimer’s disease, can’t be prevented, cured or slowed. Unlike killers such as heart disease, cancer and stroke, the number of deaths from Alzheimer’s disease is rising rapidly, up 89 percent since 2000, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops the disease, which now affects more than 5 million Americans.

March 21, 2017

It's Your Health with Lisa Davis interviews Dr. Jonathan Jackson – Instructor in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Jonathan Jackson, instructor in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital interviewed on the Radio show It's Your Health with Lisa Davis to talk about health disparities in regards to Alzheimer's disease and more about the landmark prevention trial for Alzheimer's disease currently enrolling calling The A4 Study.

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