• Photo of a senior man with Alzheimer's disease looking directly into the camera.
    Expert

    Alzheimer’s Disease in Men

    Learn about the roles that one’s sex (determined by genes and chromosomes), and gender (social role and preferred orientation) play in the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in men. We examine how they may impact the course of the disease.

    September 4, 2018
  • Video

    World Alzheimer's Day 2018: EyesOnALZ

    Pietro Michelucci, PhD talks about EyesOnALZ, an exciting citizen science project receiving support from the BrightFocus Alzheimer’s Disease Research program.  EyesOnALZ is the first crowd-sourced effort to gather data to help end Alzheimer’s disease.The project created a video game, called Stall Catchers. The game’s challenge is to correctly identify stalled blood vessels caught on video in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s.

    September 21, 2018
  • Chat

    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Your Questions Answered

    Priyatham S. Mettu, MD, is a Duke University retina specialist who is testing new treatments and new imaging technologies for age-related macular degeneration. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    September 26, 2018
  • Chat

    Diet and Gut Bacteria: Their Connection to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    The telephone discussion features Sheldon Rowan, PhD of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University. Dr. Rowan’s research examines the impact of dietary carbohydrate quality on age-related macular degeneration. View the transcript Print the transcript Listen to the discussion:

    July 25, 2018
  • Man experiencing a headache from symptoms related to glaucoma.
    Expert

    Does Glaucoma Cause Headaches?

    Since glaucoma does not have symptoms until late stages of the disease—as when central vision is affected—it is often called the “silent thief of sight.” However, there are certain forms of glaucoma that can cause headaches.

    September 17, 2018
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