Links for World Alzheimer’s Day

Today, September 21, is World Alzheimer’s Day and to mark the date Alzheimer’s Disease International has published a new report on combating the stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease.

And to join in the day’s events I’ve collected together a number of Alzheimer’s related reports, journal abstracts and stories from the Research Digest archive:

A flicker of light in a sea of darkness – the woman with Alzheimer’s who retained the ability to pun.

Recommended book from 2008: Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research.

Alzheimer’s patients retain their taste in art.

A test for distinguishing between major depression in the elderly and the depression associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Apolipoprotein E4 is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s, but does it exert a benefit on cognitive function in healthy young adults?

Hearing music that isn’t there.

The woman who was misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

TED talk – Alanna Shaikh on how she’s preparing to get Alzheimer’s.

A journal special issue on neuroimaging and early Alzheimer’s Disease.

The woman who mistook her daughters for her sisters.

“The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesome” – an uplifting article from CNN.

Music as a memory enhancer for patients with Alzheimer’s.

Scientists discover way to reverse loss of memory (The Independent). Good news story from 2008. Here’s the journal abstract.

Loneliness increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Recommended book from 2008: I’m Still Here! Alzheimer’s disease is devastating and yet new research is highlighting the islands of function and ability that can and do survive the tide of illness

Post compiled by Christian Jarrett for the BPS Research Digest.

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