CNSA News : 2019

Researchers Racing to Find Causes — and Cures — for Alzheimer’s Disease

Like thunderclouds billowing in the skies on a South Florida summer afternoon, the latest statistics for Alzheimer’s disease are a portent of stormy times ahead:

Alzheimer’s disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Every 65 seconds, a new case of Alzheimer’s is diagnosed.
The number of Americans now living with Alzheimer’s has reached nearly six million and is projected to more than double to 14 million by 2050.
Deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 123 percent over the past 15 years.

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Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging (CNSA)

CNSA Director Dr. Loewenstein and his colleagues have been awarded a $3.2 million NIH grant as well as a Florida Department of Health Grant to study new and advanced cognitive stress tests as they relate to early biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) such as amyloid tau deposition within the brain.

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