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New Direction in Alzheimer’s Research

In the laboratory of Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard, a team of researchers is looking into a new direction in research into the nature of Alzheimer’s disease. Preserving Your Memory talked to Jean-Pierre Roussarie, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate at the Fisher Center … Continue reading

Choosing a Qualified Attorney to Help You Plan for the Future

For seniors, planning for the future can be complicated, even overwhelming. Hiring an attorney who is qualified to advise you on legal matters that can affect your family’s financial and emotional well-being can make things easier. Elder-law attorneys guide families on planning for health and personal care, public benefits … Continue reading

Then Again with Diane Keaton

You may think you know Diane Keaton. Annie Hall. The Godfather trilogy. Something’s Gotta Give. The hats and the “I do things my own way” fashions. But there’s so much more to the Academy Award-winning  actress. Keaton is a single … Continue reading

Finding Your Elder-Law Attorney

It is of the utmost importance to find a qualified attorney to help you plan for the future, particularly when a debilitating illness such as Alzheimer’s enters the picture. But what do you look for, and how do you go … Continue reading

Common Errors in Long-Term Care Planning

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney During our discussions with clients, we learn about many misconceptions they have and previous errors they have made in their long-term care planning. I would like to share a few of those … Continue reading

We Need to Prepare for Aging Population

There’s no escaping it: We are getting older as a nation. In 2011, the first of the Baby Boomers reach age 65, and by 2030, more than 70 million Americans will be 65 or older, representing nearly one in five … Continue reading

Web-Savvy Caregiving

Individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of memory loss have a lot of questions. What’s happening to my loved one? What can I expect in the coming months and years? How can I meet my … Continue reading

Are We There Yet?

So you and your family have decided to take a trip— and one of your travel companions has Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It’s understandable why you might be hesitant to take a vacation, spend the holidays away from home, or attend … Continue reading

The Latest News on Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health

Cellular Skeleton Collapse May Be Alzheimer’s Precursor Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have uncovered a key finding about the process by which the peptide beta amyloid destroys neurons. Led by Stuart Feinstein, Ph.D., the team at UCSB studied the tau protein, which is present in … Continue reading

gSAP: A Key Protein in Plaque Formation

By: www.ALZinfo.org Dr. Gen He and Dr. Paul Greengard of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research laboratory have discovered a protein that stimulates the production of beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is linked to the development of plaques in the … Continue reading