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  • The Women's Alzheimer's Movement - WAM Prevention Center First Anniversary

    June 18, 2021

    Today marks the first anniversary of our Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center. This first-of-its-kind center offers women ages 30 – 60 with a known family history of Alzheimer’s disease personalized risk reduction strategies based on their medical history and lifestyle habits. Since opening our doors we have seen more than 118 women from 40 states across the country, enrolled 29 women into a research registry, and have received Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s list of 2021 World Changing Ideas. We have made tremendous progress in just one year, but the current medical demand outweighs our resources and our waitlist now spans into 2022. More funds are needed to increase access and sustain this program beyond its initial three-year pilot and you can help.

  • Memory Decline Isn't Inevitable

    June 17, 2021

    Have you ever forgotten where you left your keys? Been unable to recall where you placed your wallet? Woken up late because it slipped your mind to set the alarm on your cellphone or clock? None of these circumstances are cause for alarm, says Dr. Vernon Williams, a sports neurologist and founding director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.

  • Maria Shriver Talks About Helping Women Prevent Alzheimer’s

    June 15, 2021

    TODAY special anchor Maria Shriver has been on the front lines of the fight against Alzheimer’s after her father, Sargent Shriver, passed away from the disease a decade ago. Now she joins the show to talk about recent discoveries about the disease and ways to help women prevent Alzheimer’s.

  • The Surprising Good News on How Menopause Changes Your Brain

    June 14, 2021

    Menopause changes women’s brains—but many of the changes are temporary, and the brain eventually compensates for some of them, according to new research. In one of the first studies to take an in-depth look at brain changes in healthy women before and after menopause, researchers from Weill Cornell and the University of Arizona found that the menopause transition changes the brain’s structure, energy consumption and connectivity.

  • Alzheimer’s Drug Is Bonanza for Biogen, Most Likely at Taxpayer Expense

    June 8, 2021

    The Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Monday to approve a new Alzheimer’s medication over the fierce objections of its scientific advisers sets into motion one of the most controversial drug introductions in years.