Posted December 20, 2018 8:06:17The long-standing association between neurological disease and ALS has been a source of fascination for researchers since the 1970s, but new research indicates the link may have been untapped until now.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Long Island (ALIA) announced it would soon be launching an initiative to develop a long-term memory program, and the association said it was interested in working with the brain and neurological research community to develop an educational platform for patients and caregivers.
“This is an exciting time for us because we know more about Alzheimer’s and dementia than ever before,” said Dr. Mark Egan, CEO of the ALS Association of New York.
“We are working together with the ALS community to create an educational curriculum that will offer support and education for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other brain and neurodegenerative diseases.”
The Alzheimer Disease Association of America said it hoped to work with the new Alzheimer’s Education Alliance (AEDA) to develop the program, which will include a virtual and live classroom and interactive learning experiences.
“We want to provide the community with access to the tools and information they need to understand the disease,” said AEDA President and CEO Michael Denno.
“It will help us keep the public informed, educate the community and make the disease more manageable.”AEDAs president and CEO, Dr. Michael Denton, added: “This is a tremendous opportunity for all people affected by Alzheimer’s to gain the knowledge and skills they need for long-lasting recovery and long-run success.”
The research will be funded by the ALS Research Foundation, which is responsible for funding research in the field.
ALS research is conducted through research and development partnerships, which provide financial support for the development of research and clinical trials.
“Our research partners will collaborate with us to create a curriculum that can help people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurological diseases learn how to improve their health and their lives,” said Denton.
“I’m looking forward to sharing this information with the public.”
Dr. Egan said ALS research had the potential to offer a unique educational opportunity for people of all ages.
“The research is looking at the relationship between memory and the brain, and we’re also looking at how the brain’s cells respond to traumatic events,” he said.
“So we have a tremendous number of patients who have a lot of memories of traumatic events, but they may not be able to remember them in detail.
And it’s very difficult to learn that information and retain that information.
The new program will help these patients understand that there are different ways that memory works, and that they need different approaches to learning.”
The researchers also said it would help to bring new knowledge into the field of brain-imaging and brain-computer interfaces, including the potential of neurofeedback, to help people in the long-running research.
“Neurofeedback is an incredibly powerful tool, and a big part of what we do is make it more realistic and more accessible to patients and their families,” said Egan.
“The ALS community is really interested in this and wants to make this tool a reality, so this is an important part of our research.”
The ALS Association plans to launch a website that will help users navigate the Alzheimer’s community.