World Alzheimer's Day: September 21, 2012

This year's theme, "Dementia: Living Together," focuses on reducing the stigma of a cognitive disorder that affects an estimated 36 million people worldwide

Published September 17, 2012

World Alzheimer's Day: September 21, 2012

This Friday, September 21, marks the 18th annual World Alzheimer's Day. Sponsored by Alzheimer's Disease International, this year's theme is "Dementia: Living Together," focused on reducing the stigma associated with dementia and creating a more inclusive society in which people with dementia and their families can live without fear of discrimination. This year also marks September as the first global World Alzheimer's Month.

As part of our efforts toward the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, the Academy, in partnership with One Mind for Research, has launched the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Initiative. This initiative will develop actionable plans that marry the expertise, infrastructure, and resources of our partners with the Academy's core strengths of convening, publishing, training, mentoring, and fostering innovation through public/private partnerships. More information on this initiative will be available here at nyas.org in the coming months.

The Paradox of Overnutrition
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The Paradox of Overnutrition in Aging and Cognition

This conference explores the linkages between overnutrition and the aging process, especially its cognitive aspects.

Targeting the Vasculature in Alzheimer's Disease
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Targeting the Vasculature in Alzheimer's Disease

Current knowledge on the vascular connection to Alzheimer's pathogenesis and novel approaches to intervention for therapeutic development.

Epigenetics of Alzheimer's Disease
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Epigenetics of Alzheimer's Disease

The contribution of epigenetic modifications to the initiation and progression of Alzheimer's disease and possible applications of epigenetic therapeutics to slow or reverse its progress. Academy members only. To access, join now.

Targeting Synaptic Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
eBriefing

Targeting Synaptic Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease

The mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in normal aging and in neurodegenerative disease and therapeutic strategies to preserve vital neural connections.

Therapeutics for Cognitive Aging
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Therapeutics for Cognitive Aging

Free online meeting report provided by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Includes developing therapeutic interventions for cognitive impairment, how to define cognitive aging, and whether cognitive aging should be considered a treatable, tractable disease.

Is Alzheimer's Disease Type 3 Diabetes?
Webinar

Is Alzheimer's Disease Type 3 Diabetes?

What is the connection between dysregulated neuronal insulin signaling and Alzheimer's disease? Some researchers argue that the neurodegenerative disease should be considered a type of diabetes.

Putting Brain Power Behind Brain Disease
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Putting Brain Power Behind Brain Disease

The New York Academy of Sciences partners with One Mind for Research to hasten the translation of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research.

External Resources

Report

World Alzheimer Report 2012

Alzheimer's Disease International

Report

Dementia: A Public Health Priority

World Health Organization and Alzheimer's Disease International


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