USF PhD graduate in neuroscience to join laboratory of new Nobel Prize winner
October 17, 2013 USF Health News
USF Health PhD graduate Justin Trotter leaves this weekend for Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, where he will work for a recent Nobel Prize winner in medicine.....
U.S. study looks into the benefits of coconut oil on patients with Alzheimer's
October 9, 2013 CTV National News
After studying the effects of ginkgo leaves, vitamin E and painkillers on Alzheimer’s -- a disease that affects about 30 million people globally -- researchers at the University of South Florida have turned their attention to another possible natural remedy: coconut oil....
Inaugural Alzheimer’s & the Arts fundraiser to benefit USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
October 2, 2013 USF Health News
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute will hold Alzheimer’s & the Arts, an evening of artistic expression, 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Institute, 4001 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33613. The fundraiser will benefit research, patient care and education.....
David Morgan appointed to state Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee
September 7, 2013 USF Health News
David Morgan, PhD, CEO of the the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, was one of seven Floridians recently appointed to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee by Governor Rick Scott.....
Stress-related protein speeds progression of Alzheimer’s disease
September 3, 2013 USF Health News
A stress-related protein genetically linked to depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders contributes to the acceleration of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study led by researchers at the University of South Florida has found.....
Age-related research highlighted during NIA director’s visit to USF
August 29, 2013 USF Health News
The director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging yesterday visited the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, the state’s only freestanding Alzheimer’s center offering clinical assessment, laboratory research, education and care under one roof.....
Support essential for the Alzheimer’s caregiver
August 11, 2013 Tampa Tribune
The first shock was hearing the doctor say: “Your husband has Alzheimer’s”.....
Science and detective work earn two USF students national award for mock crime scene competition
August 1, 2013 USF Health News
Two pre-med students, who investigate the inner workings of antigens in tissue at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute research labs, won first place for Forensic Medicine in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) state and national competitions during the 2013 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN.....
Dr. Jo's super foods series: Coconut
July 22, 2013 MyFOX Tampa Bay
Look no further than the produce section for special products that give our bodies a boost. They're called "super foods.....
Who will care for an aging generation?
July 21, 2013 Tampa Tribune
When Mary Sterling faces an obstacle, she remembers her mother's credo: You come from a long line of strong, independent women.....
Wife’s story spurs funding for coconut research for Alzheimer’s disease
June 24, 2013 USF Oracle
When Dr. Mary Newport’s husband Steve was denied at every drug trial screening he went to, she decided to do some research of her own......
Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute supports The Longest Day to fight Alzheimer’s disease
June 10, 2013 USF Health News
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association for The Longest Day® to honor those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers......
Local doctor says coconut oil helps reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
June 4, 2013 ABC Action News
Dr. Mary Newport cherishes sweet moments. Her husband, Steve, has Alzheimer’s, a brain-wasting disease that robs him of his ability to live his normal life......
Spring Hill couple inspires research into coconut oil for Alzheimer's patients
June 2013 Tampa Bay Times
In those first two years, her husband used chopsticks again. He also oiled door hinges, slow danced at a party, remembered his hairdresser's name. He rewatched When Harry Met Sally and blurted "I'll have what she's having!" before the woman in the diner did.....
Brain Health: Can coconut oil stop Alzheimer’s?
May 2013 Health Radar
When he was 53, Steve Newport began to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and kept getting worse — until five years later, when his wife and caregiver, Dr. Mary Newport, discovered coconut oil.....
One wife's crusade: Coconut oil helped husband with Alzheimer's
March 31, 2013 Ocala Star-Banner
The first sign of trouble for Steve Newport was confusion. An accountant by trade, he suddenly began to struggle even with basic math. And although he was a whiz with technology, he found that he couldn't operate a simple calculator, let alone a computer......
Renowned Alzheimer’s experts featured at Day of Hope Conference on April 11
March 13, 2013 TC Palms
Featured speakers are two renowned experts: Dave Morgan, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer/Director of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Phamacology and Physiology and Director of Neuroscience.....
USF Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute: Helping To Make Alzheimer’s A Memory
February 26, 2013 New Tampa Neighborhood News
With age comes wisdom,” the saying goes, but as more and more of the elderly are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the opposite occurs.....
Combining Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease expertise under one roof benefits research, patient care
December 11, 2012 USF Health
Earlier this year, the USF Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center moved from Harbourside Medical Tower on the Tampa General Hospital campus into its new home on the sixth floor of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute....
USF theater students lift holiday spirit of Alzheimer’s caregivers
December 7, 2012 USF Health
The caregivers who attended their long-standing monthly support group at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute Thursday were treated to some much needed holiday respite.....
Dementia awareness grows with age
December 5, 2012 Watertown Daily Times
Dementia was once thought to be either a natural consequence of aging or related to rare diseases.....
Is holiday depression more common in seniors?
November 24, 2012 TBO.com
The holiday season is often a time for reminiscing and visiting friends and relatives. As a result, older individuals may be more aware of the absence of parents, siblings, other family and friends who have passed away......
Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute awarded Kendal Charitable Funds Grant
November 9, 2012 USF Health
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has been awarded the Kendal Charitable Funds’ first Promising Innovations grant to develop an Alzheimer’s disease screening program that can be adapted for use in minority communities nationwide.....
Tampa Alzheimer’s institute to hold screening day
October 31, 2012 Herald-Tribune
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in Tampa encourages community members to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and information about memory loss.....
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT Amanda G. Smith, MD
October 24, 2012 Tampa Bay Medical News
Amanda Smith gained an appreciation for older adults when she was hanging out at Chatham Acres, the suburban Philadelphia nursing home her grandparents owned.....
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute offers Amyvid brain imaging
September 6, 2012 USF Health
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute’s Eric Pfeiffer Imaging Center is one of only a limited number of PET imaging sites in Florida to offer Amyvid brain imaging.....
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute featured on Front Row Tampa Bay
August 31, 2012 Front Row Tampa Bay
Dr. Amanda Smith, Medical Director USF Byrd Alzheimer s Institute, talks about clinical care in Alzheimer's disease and patient services in the Center for Memory C.A.R.E.....
Seasons Memory Care Donates $1,000 to USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
August 22, 2012 TBN Weekly
Dr. Amanda Smith, Medical Director USF Byrd Alzheimer s Institute, receives a $1,000 donation from Jim Kalyvas of the Kalyvas Group, owners of Seasons Memory Care.....
Medical Director, Dr. Amanda Smith, Published in Guide for Caregivers
August 17, 2012 Dr. Amanda Smith, Medical Director of the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, has written the foreword in Suzanne Giesemann's new book, The Real Alzheimer's: A Guide for Caregivers that Tells it Like it is.....
Coloring book creators help with Alzheimer's research
August 10, 2012 Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way residents Ken Morris and Paul Thomas Evers recently created their second coloring book, "Paul and Friends: Again," to help raise money for Alzheimer's research....
USF researchers turning sci-fi brain implants into reality
July 08, 2012 TBO.com
USF neurologist Edwin Weeber says he almost called security when Chris Frewin showed up at his door, asking to borrow some brain cells...
Arden Courts of Tampa Presents Donation Check to Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
June 27, 2012 Arden Courts of Tampa
Arden Courts of Tampa presents a check for $2,300 to the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute from their 'At the Heart of Art' fundraiser.
USF drug trial offers hope to Angelman Syndrome sufferers
June 16, 2012 Central Florida News 13
Peyton Elkins, 6, has a rare genetic disorder known as Angelman Syndrome that can bring a variety of challenges to daily living...View Video Story
USF study: Coffee lowers risk of Alzheimer's in older adults
June 5, 2012 ABC Action News
Dr. Chuanhai Cao published a study about caffeine levels in blood. The neuroscientist says patients 65 years or older who drank three cups of coffee a day avoided onset Alzheimer's...
Technology Allows Study Participants to See Whether They're at Risk for Alzheimer's
May 30, 2012 WUSF News
Melane Byrd says it was 8-years ago that her mother Doris Sherer started showing the signs of Alzheimer's Disease...
Dr. Dave Morgan receives Medical Hero Award from Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
May 22, 2012 Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
Byrd CEO, Dr. Dave Morgan was honored by the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce for his work on transforming memory-related health services for patients and families with the development of the Center for Memory C.A.R.E., a comprehensive diagnostic clinic for patients with memory impairment.
Caregiver turned “CEO for a Day” goes behind the scenes at USF Health Byrd Institute
May 21, 2012 USF Health
Francine Shebell, a retired attorney from St. Petersburg, recently got a glimpse of the inner workings of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, one of the world’s largest freestanding centers dedicated to research, education and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s caregiver offers ‘perspective’ as stand-in CEO
May 20, 2012 USF Oracle
Francine won the day-long appointment with a $500 bid through an online auction, “CEO for a Day,” raising money for the institute. Though she doesn’t have a background in medicine, Francine does posses a wealth of experience as an Alzheimer’s patient’s primary caregiver...
USF Health Byrd Institute part of national resveratrol study for Alzheimer’s disease
May 18, 2012 USF Health
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has been selected as one of the sites for a federally-sponsored clinical study testing whether resveratrol can alter or delay memory deterioration and daily functioning in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease...
Post-Doctoral Scholar and Researcher, Dr. Jose Abisambra, discusses Alzheimer's disease research at USF Health Byrd Institute
May 18, 2012 ReCon Surgical Blog
CEO, Dr. Morgan, spoke with Bay News 9 on the government's plan to prevent Alzheimer's by 2025
May 17, 2012 Bay News 9
Letters to the Editor: Elder Care Advocacy of Florida's West Coast, Stephanie Ales, in support of USF Health Byrd Institute
May 15, 2012 TBO.com
"Regarding 'Living alone with Alzheimer's is tough for all' (May 7): Thank you for the front-page feature regarding this mind-robbing and devastating malady..."
Facing Florida Interviews Dr. Morgan on Alzheimer’s Disease and PET Imaging to Detect Amyloid in the Brain
January 2012 Facing Florida
Mike Vasilinda interviews Dr. Dave Morgan about Alzheimer's Disease...
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