Entries in alzheimer's disease (4)


Fleet Feet's Run Now, Wine Later 5K | It's Mississippi Cool 

Fleet Feet's Run Now, Wine Later 5K draws hundreds of runners and walkers to Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The third annual event, a benefit for Alzheimer's Mississippi, kicks off the Sante South Wine Festival. | Produced by Jim Albritton


Alzheimer's Advocacy at Mississippi's State Capitol 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Several Alzheimer's advocacy groups spent a day at the Mississippi State Capitol encouraging legislators to continue to support funding for research and resources needed to combat the devastating disease. Members of the Dementia Care Network include The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Alzheimer's Mississippi, the Alzheimer's Association and the Mississippi Division of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementia. | http://umc.edu/mindcenter



'Art in Mind' May Help Those with Memory Loss Reconnect 

Produced by Jim Albritton | People with mild cognitive impairment or early stage Alzheimer's or dementia may benefit from Art in Mind, a free monthly program at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Participants view art in the gallery and create their own art in the studio. Art in Mind is sponsored by the MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


Protecting Memories | UMMC to Lead in $26 Million Nationwide Alzheimer's Study 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The University of Mississippi Medical Center and four collaborating academic medical centers have received a $26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify risk factors for Alzheimer's and related forms of cognitive decline. The multi-year study, building on clinical data collected from 16,000 patient participants over 20 years, is expected to give researchers a unique window on the early physiological changes that might eventually culminate in Alzheimer's.

The NIH grant and the creation of the MIND Center (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research) was announced at a press conference at UMMC. Supporters of the new research center combating Alzheimer's disease and dementia also announced a $9 million campaign aimed at raising private funds to support its work.