When Emma Yang was 7 or 8 years old, her grandmother became increasingly forgetful. Over the next few years, those memory problems, caused by early Alzheimer’s disease, worsened. Yang, who learned to code at an early age, decided to create an app to help. In her app under development, called Timeless, Alzheimer’s patients can scroll through photos [...]
JAMA, published by the American Medical Association, announced on November 21, 2016, the results of its most recent study which indicate dementia prevalence declined significantly, from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012. The national study of more than 21,000 diverse senior citizens can be found here. JAMA’s findings are significant, if not somewhat surprising since [...]
Einstein and Penn State Researchers Awarded $12.2 Million to Study Alzheimer’s Disease | Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Penn State University have been awarded $12.2 million to study Alzheimer’s disease using smartphones.
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