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Recognizing and dealing with Alzheimers's Disease

01/21/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning and welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Heather Snyder, PhD who is a Senior Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Association and Chuck Albrecht, Senior Vice President of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. (FMI 800-272-3900.) We'll discuss recognizing the disease, symptoms, possible causes and treatment. Later we'll hear an excerpt of Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the House floor in ...

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Residents honor, remember people with Alzheimer's listen

11/15/10 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Across the country Sunday, people gathered together for a National Commemorative Candle Lighting to remember those with Alzheimer's Disease. About a dozen Tampa Bay residents met at the Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg on Sunday night to honor their loved ones.

Karen Walsh's step-mother-in-law Billie had Alzheimer's for almost 20 years. For four of those years, Walsh looked after her. She said it was hard.

"But there were a lot of really joyful moments in all the hardships," she sa...

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Clinical trial for Alzheimer's drug in Tampa listen

02/06/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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According to a study published online this week by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, drugs used to keep diabetes under control may also shield memory-forming nerve connections from harmful Alzheimer’s related proteins.

The discovery that insulin may slow or prevent Alzheimer's-related memory loss fuels existing theories that the disease may be caused by a third type of diabetes.

Currently, more than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, which is characterized by ...

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