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Meet Alzheimer’s prevention researcher Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.

09/22/2022

Dr. Jessica Langbaum is the co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, a collaborative program led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. In her 15 years at BAI, she has focused her considerable talents on brain research—more specifically, searching for a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear.

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Expert panel makes recommendations to engage more participants in Alzheimer's research

09/22/2022

With an expected 13 million Americans projected to develop Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, the disease threatens to overwhelm the health care system, families, and caregivers. Yet only one new therapy drug, aducanumab, has been approved in the last 20 years. Discovering new treatments will require making it easier for more people from diverse backgrounds who are willing and qualified to participate in clinical trials.

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Partners in Wellness featuring Arizona College of Nursing

09/21/2022

Banner Health Foundation gratefully acknowledges Arizona College of Nursing for supporting Banner’s youngest patients through the Play Zone at Diamond Children’s Medical Center and the Pulse of the City Soiree, Banner’s signature annual fundraising gala. Their support for these two worthy initiatives will ensure a bright future for Arizona’s children facing illness or injury.

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Spotlight on Roderick Tung, MD

09/09/2022

Get to know Roderick Tung, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.

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Changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia

09/06/2022

With Arizona anticipated to experience the highest increase in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationally in the coming years, programs and resources that help entire communities understand what dementia is and how it affects people are vital. To increase awareness and understanding, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute leads the Dementia Friendly Arizona initiative, an effort to ensure communities across the state are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. The program is supported largely by charitable gifts to the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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