Alzheimer's http://kcur.org en KU Medical Center Tests Promising Alzheimer's Drug As Part Of Trial http://kcur.org/post/ku-medical-center-tests-promising-alzheimers-drug-part-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a form of dementia that afflicts as many as 5.2 million people in the United States. It has no cure.</span></p><p>And as the population ages, the number of people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to quadruple over the next 35 years, according to a <a href="http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&amp;context=rbrookmeyer">study from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.</a></p><p>That means that by 2050, 1 in 85 people will be living with the disease.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:27:49 +0000 Stefani Fontana 58494 at http://kcur.org KU Medical Center Tests Promising Alzheimer's Drug As Part Of Trial The Challenges Of Caregiving http://kcur.org/post/challenges-caregiving <p>No one says that caring for a sick relative is easy, especially when Alzheimer’s disease is involved. However, the day to day struggles of caregivers are often lost in the shuffle.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:41:11 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 45970 at http://kcur.org The Challenges Of Caregiving KU Med Gets $3 Million To Study The Effect Of Exercise On Alzheimer’s http://kcur.org/post/ku-med-gets-3-million-study-effect-exercise-alzheimer-s <p>With help from a new grant, University of Kansas Medical Center researchers will look at how Alzheimer&#39;s might be prevented without drugs.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pharmaceutical companies haven&rsquo;t had much success fighting the disease, which is the most common form of dementia.</span></p><p>KU Med Dr. Jeff Burns will have older high risk volunteers in the study exercise 150 minutes a week. Burns will scan volunteers&rsquo; brains to see how exercise affects amyloid protein, which is linked to the disease.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:43:05 +0000 Alex Smith 44307 at http://kcur.org KU Med Gets $3 Million To Study The Effect Of Exercise On Alzheimer’s Living With Alzheimer's: Former Congressman Dennis Moore http://kcur.org/post/living-alzheimers-former-congressman-dennis-moore <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Alzheimer’s</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> affects so many people these days that many senior living facilities have </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">dedicated wings for sufferers of the disease.</strong> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34171 at http://kcur.org Living With Alzheimer's: Former Congressman Dennis Moore KU Researcher Lands NIH Grant For Alzheimer’s Study http://kcur.org/post/ku-researcher-lands-nih-grant-alzheimer-s-study <p>A University of Kansas researcher is partnering with a Harvard scientist on a $1.7 million study of a protein believed to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<br> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:16:19 +0000 Bryan Thompson 29022 at http://kcur.org KU Researcher Lands NIH Grant For Alzheimer’s Study Staying Active Fends Off Alzheimer's, Even In People Over 80 http://kcur.org/post/staying-active-fends-alzheimers-even-people-over-80 Activity cuts the risk of Alzheimer's disease and slows cognitive decline, even in the very old, according to a new study.<p>There's been plenty of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/02/21/133777018/aerobic-exercise-may-improve-memory-in-seniors">evidence</a> for the "use it or lose it" theory of brain capacity. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:51:00 +0000 editor 16223 at http://kcur.org Staying Active Fends Off Alzheimer's, Even In People Over 80 Alzheimer's Awareness http://kcur.org/post/alzheimers-awareness <p><font size="2"><font face="Verdana">Just before the end of Alzheimer&#39;s Disease Awareness Month, we sit down with experts in the field. We&#39;ll talk warning signs, stages, treatments, and new research happening in the Midwest. Plus, another story from </font></font><a href="http://www.thecreativityconnection.com/" target="_blank">The Creativity Connection</a>.<br /><br /><font size="2"><font face="Verdana"><b>GUESTS:</b><br /><b>Jeffery Burns</b>, <a href="http://www.kualzheimer.org/" target="_blank">KU Alzheimer&#39;s Disease Center</a> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:26:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 8535 at http://kcur.org Alzheimer's Awareness