Alzheimer’s Disease

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UM Gets Federal Grant To Study Alzheimer’s

The University of Miami has been awarded a four-year grant to identify the genetic risks of Alzheimer’s disease.


MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1

On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.


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Online Test May Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Early

There isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s, but researchers say they can slow the progression if it’s caught early.

CBS Miami–03/14/2014

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UM Becoming Major Player In Brain Research

The University of Miami is becoming a major player in fighting brain-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.


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New Test May Help Spot Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

With more and more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, doctors say it’s critical to identify problems with memory and thinking as soon as possible.

CBS Miami–01/13/2014

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter encourages Facebook users to change their profile picture to and END ALZ graphic.  (Source:

Miami Tower To Turn Purple Saturday Night

Purple lights will illuminate the Miami Tower Saturday night to generate awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease.


Celacio Hernandez left an Oakland Park chiropractor's office 8/5/13 and hasn't been seen since.  Source: BSO

Miami Alzheimer’s Patient Found

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said a 79-year-old Miami man that wandered away from a medical office, Monday was found safe.

CBS Miami–08/05/2013

Joseph Butler, 79, is missing and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Source: Ft. Lauderdale Police Department

Ft. Lauderdale Elderly Man Located

Fort Lauderdale police have located a man they were searching for after he wandered off from an apartment complex.

CBS Miami–08/03/2013

Deborah Mash, Director, UM Brain Endowment Bank (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Brain Banks

Brain banks are changing the way doctors are treating patients. At the University of Miami, brain tissue is studied at the Brain Endowment Bank and sent to researchers worldwide. We focus on the work done there, and how it helps unlock the mysteries of diseases like Alzheimer’s.

My TV 33–05/13/2013


Report: Florida Second In U.S. For Number Of Alzheimer’s Cases

In Florida’s battle against Alzheimer’s, the disease is winning, according to a new report.