Alzheimer's en The 700-Doll Question <p>When writer <a href="">Jo Maeder </a>inherited her mother's collection of 700 dolls, she thought she'd quickly be rid of them. Instead, she became attached, and found herself drawn into the world of doll collectors. Jo Maeder has <a href=";_r=0">written about this experience in the New York Times</a>. &nbsp;Her latest book is <a href="">Opposites Attack</a>. Host Frank Stasio talks with her...and meets some of the dolls. &nbsp;</p><p>For more information on Jo's doll obsession, you can visit the <a href="">official site</a> or the <a href="">Facebook page</a> for Mama Jo's House of Dolls.&nbsp; Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:10:35 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16690 at The 700-Doll Question Proposal Would Extend Medicaid Coverage For Alzheimer's And Dementia <p>A committee in the state House is considering a measure to extend Medicaid coverage for people who have Alzheimer's and dementia.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:44:00 +0000 Will Michaels 13354 at Lawmakers Pass Group Home Fix <p>State lawmakers have passed a bill that would provide emergency funding to maintain care for group home residents across the state.</p><p>Legislators in the Senate voted unanimously to approve House Bill 5 yesterday. It will allow group home residents and patients in special dementia units to remain where they are for now. The bill specifies that a 40 million dollar pot of money that's already being used for adult care home residents can also be used to help group home residents.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 10790 at Lawmakers Pass Group Home Fix Study Sheds Light on Alzheimer's Diagnosis <p>There may be new hope for people threatened by Alzheimer's. A Duke University study released today outlines better ways to diagnose the disease early when treatments are more effective. A combination of three imaging and bio-markers were used on patients to see which one provided the most useful information to help in diagnosis. Doctor Jeffrey Petrella is an associate professor of radiology at Duke University Medical Center and a lead author of the study.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:26:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 5948 at UNC-Duke Study Finds Cellular Process Linked to Cancer <p>A team of researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke have taken a step forward in targeting diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's. Scientists studied parts of human cells called mitochondria, which produce a cell's energy. The study found a protein linked to cancer causes mitochondria to divide. Duke Medicine doctor David Kashatus says that division can cause cancer cells to form under the right conditions.<br> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8243 at The Literature Of Forgetting <p>More than five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. By mid-century, that number is expected to double, if not quadruple. Researchers are learning more about the progressive neurological disorder that affects memory and other functions of the brain, but there is still no treatment or cure. Writers have begun documenting the epidemic, creating fiction and nonfiction that renders the mysterious disease and how it uniquely changes the lives of patients and caregivers alike. The New York Times declared this writing a new genre, calling it "Alzheimer's Literature." Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:05:00 +0000 Susan Davis & Frank Stasio 16615 at The Literature Of Forgetting