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In the News

  • Memantine Strikes Out in Down's Syndrome (January 13, 2012) In a disappointing turn for Down's syndrome (DS) research, a trial to evaluate potential cognitive benefits of the drug memantine—already used as a treatment in Alzheimer's disease—showed no effectiveness.
  • Mystery Ingredient in Coffee Boosts Protection Against Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds (June 28, 2011) A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. A new Alzheimer's mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer's disease process
  • April is Parkinson's Awareness Month! (March 31, 2001) U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced a resolution in the Senate that designates April as the national Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  This action signifies the importance of Parkinson’s disease, and recognizes Congress’ commitment to finding better treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s disease.  The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) expects that the resolution will be passed soon by the full Senate.
  • Parkinson's Patients Sing in Tune With Creative Arts Therapy (June 14, 2011) Twice a month a jam session takes place on the third floor of Northwestern Memorial's Prentice Women's Hospital. A diverse group of men and women, ranging in age and ethnicity, gather in a circle with instruments in hand and sing together. This is no ordinary jam band; all its members have Parkinson's disease. They are participating in Creative Arts for Parkinson's, a music and drama therapy program offered through Northwestern's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center.  


Older News

  • Caregiver closeness may slow Alzheimer's Decline- July 31, 2009: See full article here

  • Radio Program for Adults and Their Senior Parents- Tune in every Sunday at 8:30am on radio station 94.3 FM. Home Instead Senior Care presents this program to discuss issues and solutions relevant to senior care. You can also hear the radio broadcast by logging onto and then clicking on Listen Live. Archived segments of past shows are archived on this site as well

  • Know Stroke Program: Watch this video interview from Lowcountry Live of Sherly O'Neal from Care for Life. Sheryl gives helpful tips on "knowing stroke" and acting on it (Click here)

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