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USF Health wants to speed up access to Alzheimer's trials
June 29, 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal
The University of South Florida unveiled its new Memory Research Suite to a crowd of 50 people Tuesday morning, giving them a first look before the suite starts traveling in August...

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute ready to take clinical trials on the road
June 29, 2016 USF Health News
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute unveiled its mobile Memory Research Suite on June 28 – a groundbreaking traveling “clinic” designed to bring the latest clinical drug trials to senior communities across Florida...

Mobile memory research unit will help Tampa Bay Alzheimer's patients
June 28, 2016 ABC Action News
We are remembering legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt, who passed away after battling early onset dementia referred to as Alzheimer’s type...

Someone diagnosed with Alzheimer's every 68 seconds
June 27, 2016 10News
The biggest risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease is one you can do nothing to prevent – your age. But you can develop it in your 40s and 50s, and women develop it more often than men...

Early Alzheimer's Linked to Brain 'Leakage'
June 2, 2016 Foreign Affairs Publisher
People in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease may have more “leaks” in the barrier that separates the brain from the bloodstream, a small study suggests...

For people with dementia, devices bring music that awakens the past
May 26, 2016 Tampa Bay Times
Dr. Amanda Smith, medical director of the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, said older songs are particularly powerful because dementia patients lose more recent memories first...

Tampa doctors are on forefront of fight against Alzheimer’s
May 19, 2016 News Channel 8
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Chances are someone in your family has been touched by it...

Could a New Treatment Stop Alzheimer’s Disease Before It Starts?
May 6, 2016
What if doctors could detect and treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease 10 or even 20 years before a patient’s memory problems begin?

Multiple Alzheimer’s Treatments Are in the Drug Pipeline, but Barriers to Access Will Remain
April 28, 2016 PRWeb
More than a decade after the last Alzheimer’s drug launched, multiple treatments could hit the market within the next five years but it may be hard to provide patients access to them...

USF Health takes part in national Tell Me More campaign to highlight compassionate patient care
February 17, 2016 USF Health News
At USF Health, health teams in the Division of General Internal Medicine, the Department of Family Medicine, and the primary care clinic at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute stepped up to participate in the week-long campaign...

Major Alzheimer's study at USF needs volunteers
January 12, 2016 ABC Action News
Thirty-five years from now, the amount of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease is expected to triple, yet there is no cure...

2016: A turning point for Alzheimer’s
December 30, 2015 The Villages Daily Sun
The conversation about Alzheimer’s disease has escalated to a battle cry from a whisper...

Wednesday's letters: Alzheimer's research gets a boost
December 29, 2015 Tampa Bay Times
Alzheimer's costs more than heart disease or cancer and kills almost as many people, yet research support is 10 to 20 percent of that for these other diseases...

Alzheimer's support groups benefit patient and caregiver
December 26, 2015 The Ledger
People in the early stages of Alzheimer's, aware of their condition but functioning fairly well, felt left out...

Every family member affected by memory-stealing disease
December 26, 2015 The Ledger
He was her first date, her high school sweetheart and the love of her life for more than 40 years...

USF recruiting patients for Alzheimer's trials
October 9, 2015 FOX13 News
Researchers are constantly looking for a cure for Alzheimer's. Some groundbreaking studies will soon be getting underway at USF's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, and they need participants...

Being aware of memory lapses is key
September 14, 2015 The Dallas Morning News
Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full-blown, a new study finds...

Community testing: Alzheimer's Institute looks to expand memory testing
August 12, 2015 The Lakeland Ledger
Seeking to expand the number of people screened for memory disorders and the pool of potential candidates for trials of new dementia drugs, representatives of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute were in Lakeland Tuesday morning to find community partners...

Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute CEO champions funding for dementia research
July 28, 2015 USF Health News
David Morgan plays a leading role in an ambitious national research movement to help stop Alzheimer’s disease by 2025...

Test at USF helps caregivers keep their loved one with Alzheimer's Disease at home
July 9, 2015 ABC Action News
Caring for an elderly parent is hard enough, but if they have Alzheimer's Disease there are special challenges....

Play looks to raise Alzheimer's awareness among African-Americans
June 25, 2015 Tampa Bay Times
Performing in a theatrical production was just something young Garrett Davis wanted to check off his to-do list....

Unlocking the Memory Mystery
June 21, 2015 The Villages Daily Sun
As advocates observed "The Longest Day" on June 21 to raise awareness and fundraising, the Daily Sun took a look at where the country is at in its current research in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease...

USF Health Byrd Institute Brings Award Winning Play
June 19, 2015 Florida Sentinel Bulletin
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute has teamed up with African Americans Against Alzheimer’s to host the award winning Garrett Davis play, “Forget Me Not” at 2 p. m. Saturday, June 27th at USF Theater I, 3755 USF Holly West....

Dr. Lucy Guerra captures the essence of working at an academic medical center, reflects on power of a team-based approach to patient care
June 5, 2015 USF Health News
It’s in Dr. Lucy Guerra’s genes to be completely drawn in to the team-based patient care offered at USF Health....

Speakers shed light on health care challenges
May 13, 2015 The Laker/Lutz News
Patients and providers offered insights into obstacles relating to the treatment of people living with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis during a recent roundtable...

Music Soothes As Alzheimer's Cure Sought
March 5, 2015 WUSF News
Julie Martin sits at a table in a nondescript room at Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater. She strums an instrument called a Qchord, a type of electronic autoharp...

Tampa Bay area touted for medical tourism
February 23, 2015 Tampa Tribune
Tourists like to come to the Tampa Bay area because of the sunshine and the beaches. But what if they came for the sunshine, the beaches and a medical procedure?

Tampa Bay Alzheimer's experts weigh in on 'Still Alice'
February 19, 2015 Tampa Bay Times
Still Alice presents tougher questions for patients and caregivers living with Alzheimer's — specifically the inherited form that Alice develops at age 50...

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