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ARCHIVES: WAI IN THE MEDIA

2016:

 

In Memory of Lou: Alzheimer's disease looms for America's black and Hispanic families (OnWisconsin, Summer 2016 issue)

 

For those with dementia, a note of harmony and healing (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/25/2016)

 

What hurts black participation in Alzheimer's disease studies? History (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/19/2016)

 

2015:

 

1500 Points of Light (12/14/15)

An article about WRAP research particpiants' involvment in the Will I Be Next? documentary currently under production. Will I be Next is about the search for a cure to Alzheimer's disease.

 

Dr. Jane Mahoney to Head Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (UW School of Medicine and Public Health, News and Events, 11/30/15)

 

Preserving Dignity for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's (UW Health, 11/18/15)

 

New UW Health Study: Possible link between Alzheimer's & High Blood Sugar (WKOW – Madison, WI, 8/11/15)

"People who have more insulin resistance, the brain does not use as much sugar," Lead Investigator, Dr. Barbara Bendlin, said of the study's findings.  150 participants in middle age with high blood sugar were tested. "I have been monitored for high blood sugar for a number of years now," 66-year-old Alice Sturzl, a WRAP, the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention, volunteers in studies like this.

 

Members of the Amazing Grace Chorus inspire audiences and each other: "If it wasn't for music, I wouldn't be here" (Fox6now.com, 8/2/15)

 

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk (Philly.com, 7/27/15)
"The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, but we are only now learning why they may be at increased risk," said lead researcher Barbara Bendlin, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk (MedBroadcast.com, 7/27/15)
"The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, but we are only now learning why they may be at increased risk," said lead researcher Barbara Bendlin, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk (EHE & Me, 7/27/15)
"The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, but we are only now learning why they may be at increased risk," said lead researcher Barbara Bendlin, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Insulin resistance, glucose uptake in the brain in adults at risk for Alzheimer's (Medical Xpress, 7/27/15)
Willette and co-author Barbara Bendlin, with the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, examined brain scans in 150 late middle-aged adults, who were at risk for Alzheimer's disease, but showed no sign of memory loss. The scans detected if people with higher levels of insulin resistance used less blood sugar in areas of the brain most susceptible to Alzheimer's. When that happens, the brain has less energy to relay information and function, Willette said.

 

Insulin resistance increases Alzheimer's risk in middle-aged adults (Healio, 7/27/15)
Barbara B. Bendlin, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and colleagues analyzed data from 150 adults aged 48 to 71 years (mean age, 61 years; 108 women; 103 with a parental history of Alzheimer’s disease) with normal cognition included in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention study, a community sample with a large percentage of participants with a parental history of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Insulin Resistance May Prime the Brain for Alzheimer's Disease (HealthCanal.com, 7/27/15)
Lead author Dr. Barbara Bendlin, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, found an association between higher levels of insulin resistance and lower metabolism of glucose in several areas of the brain, including, importantly, in the left medial temporal lobe, where memories are made. People with lower glucose metabolism in that part of the brain performed worse on tests of immediate and delayed memory.

 

UW researchers break ground with Alzheimer’s study (Isthmus, 7/24/15)
Dr. Mark Sager traces the study back to an “ah-ha moment” he had in 2000 over a glass of wine with his wife. Sager, who until his recent retirement was professor of medicine at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, was telling his wife about the need for more Alzheimer’s research.

 

Wisconsin Life: Memory Choir (Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/13/15)
In today's Wisconsin Life we talk about the Amazing Grace Chorus, a Milwaukee choir whose members suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Host: Rob Ferrett Guest(s): Stephanie Houston Producer(s): Karl Christenson

 

Amazing Grace: A Choir For Sufferers Of Memory Loss (Wisconsin Life, 7/8/15)
The chorus began in 2014 as an outreach project of the Wisconsin Alzheimers Institute. The organization was contacted by Dr. Mary Mittelman, a researcher studying the positive effect of singing on mood in caregivers and people with memory issues in New York. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute brought the program to Milwaukee. Besides the benefits of song, outreach specialist Stephanie Houston says they hope to reduce negative attitudes toward memory loss, particularly among African Americans.

 

Campus Big Data Project May Point the Way to Alzheimer's Early Detection (June 26, 2015)

 

Will I Be Next: A documentary film that will soon be released about the search for a cure to Alzheimer's disease through the eyes of WRAP participants.

 

Higher Education May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease (UW Health News & Events, 5/26/15)

 

Amazing Grace: Singing in Chorus Helps Alzheimer's Patients (UW Health News & Events, 5/15/15)

 

2014:

 

More Evidence that Exercise Can Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease (Daily Herald, 12/23/14)

 

UW Joint Venture Provides Computer Tools to Mine Alzheimer's Data for Clues (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/22/14)

 

Helping People with Alzheimer’s Cope during Holiday Gatherings (UW Health News & Events, 12/19/14; covered by NBC15.com)

 

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Chorus Presents Free Concert (Milwaukee Times, 12/18/14)

 

More Evidence that Exercise Can Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease (Washington Post, 12/16/14)

 

Conference Looks at Alzheimer's from Beyond the Brain (UW Health News & Events, 11/19/14)

 

UW Alzheimer’s study data gets boost with help from WEDC, Wi2

 

New UW Fund to Help Alzheimer's Research (wpr.org)

 

Man Travels Halfway Across Nation for UW Alzheimer's Study (NBC15.com)

 

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be as Much About Lifestyle as Aging (WI State Journal, 4/20/14)

 

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be as Much About Lifestyle as Aging (LaCrosse Tribune, 4/22/14)

 

Genetics, Games, Stress: Findings from Alzheimer's Prevention Study (WI State Journal, 4/20/14)

 

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from the Helen Bader Foundation

 

WAI has been awarded a grant from the NIA to support WRAP, with high program relevance designation!

 

From NBC News: Faces of activists: 'This is an epidemic' (featuring WAI advocate Lou Holland, Jr.)

 

The Costs of Ignoring Alzheimer's Disease

 

Personal Experiences Inspire Alzheimer's Research

 

Early Alzheimer's Screenings Could Cut Health Care Costs

 

Increasing Your Brain Fitness to Counteract Alzheimer's Disease

 

Alzheimer's Update Newsletter


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