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Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University are testing to see if nicotine patches can improve memory for those at risk of dementia.  The Memory Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing, or MIND study is a clinical trial headed by Dr. Sharon Brangman. 

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SUNY Upstate Medical University is finally set to begin a $158 million construction project.  Officials broke ground Monday on the site of the soon-to-be Nappi Longevity Institute located directly across from the Upstate Cancer Center. 

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An innovative art therapy program for Central New York seniors with memory loss is getting a boost to expand its reach.  The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has awarded a $5,000 grant to Syracuse Jewish Family Service for its Arts and Minds initiative.  SJFS director Judith Huober says art can help to bypass any cognitive challenges and be a stimulating social experience.

Blood Sugar May Link With Alzheimer's, Research Says

Oct 28, 2019
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Central New York advocates for Alzheimer’s disease research say a new study showing a link with blood sugar offers more insight into brain function.  Scientists are interested in learning whether an increase in blood sugar is a side effect of Alzheimer’s or rather if it’s a precursor to the disease. 

CNY Alzheimer's Association: Focus on Effective Caregiver Solutions for Dementia

Mar 6, 2019

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association finds that New York makes more than $5 billion in Medicaid payments treating the disease.  That’s more than any other state in the nation.  

Death Rates and Costs of Alzhiemer's Care Continue to Increase, says New Study

Mar 21, 2018

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association indicates that Central New Yorker’s are feeling the impacts of the disease more than they may realize. The report says more people are dying of Alzheimer's and costs for care are skyrocketing.

This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger addresses the issue of Alzheimer's Disease. You'll found out how the disease was originally discovered, how many people are impacted by the disease in the United States, and newly emerging treatments. 

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