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  • Low Brain Blood Flow May Spur Alzheimer's Hallmark

    October 15, 2020 Read more

    Offering fresh insight into the deep-seated roots of dementia, new research finds that diminished blood flow to the brain is tied to buildup a protein long associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

  • Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's Has Emotional Risk

    August 18, 2020 Read more

    Many people who carry the risky variants never develop the disease; and many people who have Alzheimer’s don’t carry these genes. Knowledge of your status, then, can be unnecessarily frightening or falsely comforting. Source: NEW FEED

  • Blood Test Heralds New Era in Alzheimer's Diagnosis

    July 29, 2020 Read more

    A study led by Swedish researchers found the test did more than differentiate between Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Source: NEW FEED

  • Could the Flu Shot Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

    July 27, 2020 Read more

    Two new studies being presented Monday at this summer’s virtual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s in people who got flu and pneumonia vaccines. Source: NEW FEED

  • Stay Connected With Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

    June 11, 2020 Read more

    Social restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic can be especially hard for people who can’t visit loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease who are in nursing homes. Source: NEW FEED

  • Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Severe COVID-19 Risk

    May 27, 2020 Read more

    Part of the increased risk among people with dementia may owe to high rates of new coronavirus infections in nursing homes. But this study suggests genetics may also be a factor. Source: NEW FEED

  • Pulmonary Rehab Can Help People With COPD, So Why Do So Few Get It?

    May 18, 2020 Read more

    Roughly 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but only a fraction have access to a lifesaving treatment called pulmonary rehabilitation. Source: NEW FEED

  • Fruits, Tea May Help Fend Off Alzheimer's Disease

    May 13, 2020 Read more

    New research suggests that eating more fruits or drinking more tea or red wine might help protect your brain. Source: NEW FEED

  • Trials and Tribulations: Neurology Research During COVID-19

    April 30, 2020 Read more

    Investigators leading ongoing pivotal trials in Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and stroke have had to make a quick pivot to change plans and protocols for key trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: NEW FEED

  • Hospital at Home' May Boost COVID-19 Inpatient Capacity

    April 28, 2020 Read more

    Tufts is partnering with Medically Home to discharge some non–COVID-19 patients to hospital-level home care, freeing up beds. Certain COVID patients may follow after evaluation criteria are finalized. Source: NEW FEED

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