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Jeffrey Iliff, PhD

Neuroscientist & Assistant Professor, OHSU in Portland, Oregon

The Detriment of Alzheimer's

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2016
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 19

Jeffrey Iliff is a neuroscientist at the Oregon Health & Science University to figure out what is going wrong in the brains of people as they develop Alzheimer's disease. His discovery of the brain's garage disposal, called the glymphatic system, has shed new light on why sleep is restoritive for the mind and why sleep disruption may contribute to the development of diseases like Alzheimer's later in life. 

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Focusing Light on Sleep: The New Frontier in Workplace Design

BY DEBORAH BURNETT
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Deborah Burnett discusses how the architectural lighting and interior design of where you spend your days impacts how well you sleep at night, which in turn dramatically impacts your health, productivity, disease formation and sex drive. Who knew lightbulbs and finish selections could do so much?

 

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Making Memories at the Easton Home

BY PAUL CERCONE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

Paul Cercone relates his work with the Easton Home and efforts to create safe and comfortable environments by surrounding memory impared residents with decor and images from an earlier era.

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The Dad I Always Knew

BY HEIDI WIESE
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 26, 2016

While Alzheimer's has stolen their father-daughter relationship, Heidi Wiese honors the dad she always knew.

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Can Memory Be Restored?

BY SARAH-ANNA HESCHAM
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

"Some memories actually emerge to protect us from danger."

In "Can Memory be Restored?" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31, Researcher from Maastricht University, Sarah-Anna Hescham shares new techniques that are being explored to manage and even restore memory loss. Remembering and forgetting are two important sides of the same coin that help us manage our day to day lives. But for some people, especially the elderly, forgetfulness is a common occurrence... Does a cure exist?

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Bacteria and water voles: A model system to help us understand disease

BY RICHARD HASSALL
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Richard Hassall presents his work on water voles in the North East of Scotland.

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Being Seen

BY JENNA DION
@ VOL 34 ON AUG 16, 2018

Jenna Dion has worked in the world of dementia care for eleven years now. Her Mimi (maternal grandmother) inspired her as she watched her journey with Alzheimer's disease.

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Discuss Dementia

BY NAOMI MISON
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 15, 2018

Naomi Mison is on a purpose-driven mission to build awareness of people living with dementia, their caregivers and the daily struggles they face. Through her blog Discuss Dementia, Naomi engages, enables and empowers people affected by the disease and their support networks to collaborate with the end goal of making continual improvements to linking the legal, health care and political systems. She is a staunch advocate who is channelling her passion to shine a light on dementia.

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Animal Eye Disease

BY NADZARIAH CHENG
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

A pioneering veterinarian in Malaysia that does extensive work in ophthalmology, Dr Cheng shares her in-depth knowledge about animal eye diseases

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Alzheimer's

BY JULIE-ANNA NEEDHAM
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 08, 2019

Julie-Anna Needham talks about some of the lifestyle changes you can make to help protect yourself again Alzheimer’s.