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Trying to stay proactive about Alzheimer's
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Another prospective clinical trial for Alzheimer's/MCI in Montreal

At the Jewish General Hospital, in conjunction with its Lady Davis Research Institute and the Memory Clinic run by Dr. Howard Chertkow, a new branch of a previously held <<proof of principle trial>> is starting as a real clinical trial, entirely ...

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Inferior parietal transcranial direct current stimulation with training improves cognition in anomic Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia

We evaluated whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can improve picture-naming abilities in subjects with anomic Alzheimer or frontote…

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CTV News video about Alzheimer's trial

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Montreal Gazette Article

Alzheimer's: Clinical trial using magnetic pulses in bid to halt disease's progress Researchers are attempting to find out whether magnetic pulses applied to the scalp can halt Alzheimer's inexorable decline. ...

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Alzheimer's: Clinical trial using magnetic pulses in bid to halt disease's progress

Researchers are attempting to find out whether magnetic pulses applied to the scalp can halt Alzheimer’s inexorable decline.

January 31st
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Geriatrician vs Neurologist

Many of our parents are referred to a geriatrician for their cognitive problems, A geriatrician, however, is a doctor who specializes in the diseases of the senior population. The reality is, the geriatrician(s), much like GP's or family physicians, ...

January 30th
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January 28th in ProchesAidantsALZ

Des dévéloppments importantes a Montréal. marknathan55

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I see that they did not mention the name of the drug. It is most likely the Aducanumab study, a once a month IV. This study has other sites in Montreal including the Montreal Neurological Institute. The mazimum age for participants, sadly, is 85.

January 29th
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Starting a trial this week...

The Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) trial starts this week for my Mom. It is being covered by the media apparently: Santé Magazine, the Gazette and either Global or CTV news.

January 21st
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Age limitations in pharmacological studies

We learned last week that the criteria for pharmacological studies are rigid and unbending. I presented my Mother to the research coordinator, Jimmy Lai at the Montreal Neurological Institute for the Aducanumab study. She met all criteria except for ...

January 21st
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Conference Wednesday night

Forgot to submit the survey, sorry. :(( I have nothing but glowing praise for the event. The speakers were all excellent and very informative. Dr. Gauthier is very engaging and positive Although perhaps Dr. Ducharme's topic was less "on point" for ...

January 21st
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The term dementia today

When my grandmother began to show symptoms of dementia in the 1970's, no one was concerned about what to call it, nor diagnosing the exact cause of her symptoms. She was old. Not very old by today's standards, but old enough for it to be considered ...

January 11th
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Challenges

I struggle with asking my Mother (in the early to mid stage of Alzheimer's) to do small things - versus just doing them myself. Yesterday she decided to cancel a doctor's appointment. I agreed. It seemed a straightforward a task but it turned into a ...

January 10th
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