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Studying connection between Alzheimer’s Disease and coronavirus

first_img Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ By Network Indiana – June 10, 2020 2 726 Facebook Google+ Studying connection between Alzheimer’s Disease and coronavirus (Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) BLOOMINGTON, Ind.–The connection between Alzheimer’s Disease and coronavirus is apparent, but not yet understood said a doctor who is helping lead a study to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Indiana University is one of the testing sites for that study.“This is a dosease, which we see from COVID, how vulnerable people with Alzheimer’s Disease are to communicable diseases,” said Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, Research Professor, Department of Brain Health at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.“For reasons that are still to be determined we see that almost a third of all the deaths from COVID are nursing home residents and most of those residents have Alzheimer’s Disease,” he said. “So, there is some vulnerable link between Alzheimer’s Disease and COVID that we have yet to fully understand. But, what we see is the tremendous vulnerability that Alzheimer’s Disease has when it comes to COVID.”He said that’s why it’s more important now to find a cure. So, Cummings is inviting people to participate in the Alzheimer’s Prevention Trials Webstudy.“They take some memory tests and it’s kind of fun. It’s like card sorting tests, and they rate their own memory. We do that every three months for the rest of their lives.”The intent is to detect when there’s a slight change in a person’s memory. Cummings said having tens of thousands of people participate will give them a lot of information and will also help people who are in the early stages.“By being able to detect people who are in the earliest stages we can refer them to local universities that serve as clinical trial sites and they’re told about clinical trials,” said Cummings. He said the goal at that stage is to find medicines within the trials that could slow the disease down or cure it.IU is one of the sites.“They have a very active research group there. They’re part of the national infrastructure of Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trial sites,” he said. “They are fantastic leaders in many aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease research.”If you’d like to sign up to participate, you must be a healthy adult over 50. You can sign up at www.aptwebstudy.org. WhatsApp Previous articleMichigan releases statewide Wi-Fi hotspot map, includes 300+ locationsNext articleChild abuse reports down in Indiana since pandemic stay-at-home order Network Indianalast_img read more

The Marcus King Band Announces The Revivalists, Billy Strings, & More For Family Reunion Festival

first_imgThe Marcus King Band is one of the fastest rising acts on the music scene. At the age of 22, Marcus King is already known as a force to be reckoned with, with his list of sit-ins and collaborations serving as a shortlist for some of the biggest names in the music scene. Today, King expands his resume with the announcement of his second-annual music festival, The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, which will take place on October 6th and 7th and Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina.In addition to two sets from The Marcus King Band, The Revivalists, Billy Strings, Devon Allman Project (feat. Duane Betts), Nikki Lane, Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Naughty Professor, Geoff Achison Music, DeRobert & The Half-Truths, The Shady Recruits, and Steelism have all been announced for the 2018 installment. More artists will be announced in the future.For more information on The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, head to the ticketing website here. Furthermore, the Marcus King Band has a huge summer ahead of them, with most of July spent on the road with Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Drive-By Truckers as part of the annual Wheels of Soul tour. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to MKB’s official website.last_img read more

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President says no plan to wear mask

first_imgTokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori said he did not intend to wear masks, despite the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people in China, a Japanese sports newspaper reported on Friday.”I pray to God every day that the coronavirus will just vanish,” Mori, a former Japanese prime minister, was quoted by the Sponichi Annex paper as saying.”I plan to hold out to the end without wearing a mask,” he said, while exhorting reporters and others in the room, “Please wash your hands when you get home, and especially athletes – please don’t catch a cold or the virus.” Masks, worn by many Japanese people during the cold and allergy seasons, are recommended for those who have reason to think they might have the virus.But experts say that while masks can prevent sick people from spreading germs, they are not very effective in preventing people from getting infected.Hundreds of Japanese and foreign passengers were set to disembark from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship near Tokyo on Friday amid growing disquiet in Japan about whether the government was doing enough to stop the virus spreading.Topics :last_img read more