News Archive 2010-2011
Beaming purple, USF Health Byrd Institute celebrates new memory care center
November 18, 2011 USF Health
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute was lit up in purple to celebrate the opening of its one-stop Center for Memory C.A.R.E. and to honor National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month...
USF opens one-stop memory care center designed for comfort of patients and caregivers
November 17, 2011 USF Health
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute opened doors to its new Center for Memory C.A.R.E. a one-stop shop for those coping with memory loss. Designed to feel like home, therapists can test the ability of patients to perform routine daily tasks, like boiling water or selecting weather-appropriate clothing.
Alzheimer's institute to open Memory CARE Center
Is your spouse or parent forgetting things lately? You may be asking if that forgetfulness is the beginning of Dementia or Alzheimer's. USF is opening a one stop diagnostic center to help answer those questions.
One-of-a kind USF center aims to prevent Alzheimer's
November 15, 2011 Tampa Tribune
The University of South Florida unveiled a new Alzheimer's center on Thursday with a high-tech PET scanner on one side, a mini apartment on the other and cozy living room at the center.
USF professor helps identify brain growth problems in autism
Tampa, FL (Nov. 9, 2011) – Using innovative techniques for unbiased counting of brain cells, Peter R. Mouton, PhD, of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and a diverse team of researchers have confirmed a new theory about a cause of autism.
Tampa Bay Metro Digital Edition September 2011
Congratulations to our Medical Director, Dr. Amanda Smith, on being named one of the Best Doctors in America! Read all about it in this month's Tampa Bay Metro magazine.
Pat Robertson Remarks on Alzheimer’s Stir Passions www.nytimes.com
Dr. Amanda Smith, medical director, gives her expert opinion on Pat Robertson's comments about Alzheimer's and divorce. She's quoted in several stories across the country - NY Times, ABC News, MSNBC to name a few.
Researchers at USF look for ways to find and treat Alzheimer's earlier.
3 January 2011 St. Petersburg Times
Every week, people worried about losing their memories call the University of South Florida's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute for help...
Optimism in the battle against Alzheimer's.
The institute hosted a press conference about Alzheimer’s disease and the new drugs that are in the pipeline. Fox News posted the story.
National Memory Screening Day was hosted by the Institute November 16th. More than 180 participants received free memory screenings by a qualified clinican, blood pressure checks and medication review by a pharmacist.
Throughout the months of October and November, the Institute participated in multiple Memory Walks sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association throughout the greater Tampa bay region.
Bay News 9 interviews Huntington Potter, Ph.D. on the potential for an FDA approved cancer drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.
Watch the interview here.
Fox reports on promising Alzheimer's treatment developed by Institute Investigators
Read the story and watch the video here.
Dr. Morgan Discusses Alzheimers on Fox's "Your Turn"
Watch the interview here.
International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s Institute faculty and graduate students are attending and presenting their work at the 10th annual International Conference (ICAD www.alz.org/icad). View topics selected for presentation here.
Rules Seek to Expand Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
13 July 2010 New York Times article
New York Time Experts predict a two- to threefold increase in the number of people with the disease if new guidelines are adopted, as expected.
Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
As seen on the FOX 13 5:00 News
Byrd focuses on patients to boost funding
read the Tampa Bay Business Journal article here.
Food Better At Prevention Than Pills
Read the transcript and watch the video here.