First, for anyone in the Houston area that is interested, Tallowood Baptist Church is offering a ... seminar? ... on memory loss and dealing with Alzheimer's disease:
The Mystery of Memory LossI don't know anything more than what is on their web site at this time. If I can find out more details, I'll pass them along.
September 25, 2008
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: $5 (includes lunch)
Click here for more information or to register for the event.
Also, the New York Times had a fascinating article today about an experiment that "is likely to open a new avenue in the investigation of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia."
Scientists have for the first time recorded individual brain cells in the act of summoning a spontaneous memory, revealing not only where a remembered experience is registered but also, in part, how the brain is able to recreate it .And finally, Houston media guy and blogger Mike McGuff has an excellent post up about his experiences caring for a parent with early onset Alzheimer's, and an idea he has for an online Alzheimer's advocacy resource. I look forward to hearing more from Mike on the subject and, hopefully, seeing the idea take off as a real service.