Category Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

Sharon Brangman, MD, appointed SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Today, Upstate Medical University presents 16  awards at its fall convocation. The most prestigious of these — the SUNY Distinguished Service Award — is being given to Sharon Brangman, MD. Below is her biography, as it appears in the convocation … Continue reading

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Drug trial seeks patients with Alzheimer’s

Patients in a mild to moderate stage of Alzheimer’s disease are being sought for the clinical trial of a drug that aims to alter or delay memory loss. The drug, T-817MA, is being tested nationwide in a phase II, randomized, … Continue reading

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Learning a new way of talking — without words

By Rich O’Neill, PhD My mom is 97, has Alzheimer’s and has become less verbal and logical. She now lives in a residential health care facility, a nursing home. This has been a hard journey for her, and for me. … Continue reading

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Caregiver Advice: How to make a home ‘senior safe’

Some practical advice from Upstate’s Marjorie Libling, a social worker specializing in geriatrics, for making your senior loved one’s home safe: In the bathroom: * Use a nonslip rubber mat for the tub, and also for the floor outside of … Continue reading

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Monday: Senior Day at the Fair

What a great weekend at the Fair! Gear up for the week ahead, because the Upstate booth has a lot to offer! Today is the FIRST of two Senior Days at the fair, seniors get free admission! Here’s who’s on tap … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s expert to speak on public health implications

Sharon Brangman, MD lectures on “Alzheimer’s Disease: A Public Health Perspective” from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Her talk is free and open to anyone interested in public health, community health and prevention. The grand rounds is held … Continue reading

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Geriatrics expert: Feeding tubes not recommended for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Toward the end of Alzheimer’s disease, people lose their ability to chew and swallow. Family members often struggle with the proper approach once their loved one reaches this stage. Food, after all, is so symbolic of caring that to not … Continue reading

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