Alzheimer’s Disease Study

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Is it possible there could be a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease? Researchers at the Corvallis Clinic are trying to find that out, by participating in a worldwide study of a drug that could stop the progression of the disease or reverse it. A research team at the clinic is testing a medication … Continue reading »

Hundreds Walk to End Alzheimer’s

EUGENE, Ore. — Around 800 people walked to end Alzheimer’s Sunday afternoon. Event organizers said around 59,000 Oregonians currently have the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association is hoping to raise $65,000 at the walk. So far, they’re about 85% of the way to that goal. “This walk is really important. It’s you know the 6th leading … Continue reading »

Alzheimer’s Walk Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — Local Alzheimer’s caregivers are putting on a fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza on Monday. From 11:00 a.m. until midnight, half the money raised at the Papa’s Pizza on Coburg Road will help fund next weekend’s Alzhemier’s walk. All you have to do is mention the Alzheimer’s walk when buying your pizza. The money … Continue reading »

Eugene Concert Choir Wins Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Concert Choir Foundation was just awarded $125,000 to commission a new 30-minute orchestral work–and its focus will be on Alzheimer’s Disease. Famed Oregon composer Joan Szymko will create the work the first year and the ensemble will work on the music the second year. The choir will also work with … Continue reading »

New Alzheimer’s Scratch and Sniff Test

(CNN) — Your sense of smell could be an indication of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists say new research shows that a decreased ability to correctly identify odors could associated with the loss of brain cell function. The findings were reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Denmark this weekend. Researchers also found that an eye … Continue reading »

New Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Earlier

(CNN) — Recent studies have found that Alzheimer’s may be the nation’s third-most deadly killer, and more Americans die from the disease than previously thought. Now researchers have announced they have discovered a new blood test that predicts if a person will develop this debilitating illness at an earlier age. It is estimated that as … Continue reading »

Free Memory Screenings Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s National Memory Screening Day. Local Fred Meyer stores are teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to provide free memory screening. A 2010 survey found 92 percent of those polled had never had a memory screening by a primary care physician. Screenings are not a diagnosis, but they can direct … Continue reading »

Hundreds Walk to End Alzheimer’s

EUGENE, Ore. — Currently more than 75,000 people in Oregon are living with Alzheimer’s, but it’s not just the lives of those suffering that are impacted by the disease. It’s estimated around 150,000 people quit their jobs to become volunteer caregivers for their loved ones. Step by step more than 400 people walk to raise … Continue reading »

Interview: Alzheimer’s Walk

EUGENE, Ore. — You can join the cause and help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025 the number of Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s is estimated to be 7.1 million. That’s unless a medical breakthrough can be developed to prevent, slow or stop the disease. Money is needed to fund research. Nancy NesSmith of … Continue reading »

Interview: World Alzheimer’s Month

EUGENE, Ore. — September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a great time for families in Lane County to learn about new, free tools designed to help them care for a loved ones who are living with the disease. Executive Director at Home Instead Senior Care, Nancy Nesmith, stopped by KEZI 9 News Midday to share ways … Continue reading »

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