Category Archives: Alzheimer’s/dementia

Dementia insights: Advice for caring for someone in mental decline

  The Alzheimer’s Association estimates 5.4 million American are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a number that is expected to escalate rapidly as the baby-boom generation reaches retirement age. The number of people caring for someone with dementia is substantial, and … Continue reading

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13 things I learned from the fall issue of Upstate Health

The pages of the fall 2016 Upstate Health magazine are loaded with important information and a few surprises. If you’re not on our mailing list, you should be. Send an email with your name and mailing address to magazine@upstate.edu with “Upstate … Continue reading

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‘Concussion’ conversation: Movie spotlights chronic traumatic encephalopathy

BY AMBER SMITH Experts from Upstate who saw the Will Smith film “Concussion” praised its accuracy, from the behavior of the characters to the under-the-microscope images of brain tissue. Smith portrays Bennet Omalu, MD, who finds himself at dangerous odds … Continue reading

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Read about Upstate expertise in Physicians Practice magazine

The February edition of Physicians Practice magazine showcases Upstate experts from gerontology, urology, otolaryngology, nursing and pharmacy, as well as a story about Danielle Laraque-Arena, Upstate’s new president. Physicians Practice is a publication that is distributed to physicians throughout the … Continue reading

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Here’s how your brain can help improve Alzheimer’s diagnoses

The world’s largest Alzheimer’s research project is the brainchild of a neuroimaging professor at the University of California, San Francisco who graduated from Upstate in 1965. Michael Weiner, MD, hopes to monitor millions of people online in a long-term study … Continue reading

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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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