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by Fiver
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Update
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Re: Update

Hi everyone. Thanks very much for your kind comments.
by Fiver
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

Re: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series

Seminar 2. Gareth Howell. The Jackson Lab. MODEL-AD: Towards the next generation of mouse models for Alzheimer's disease. The general idea was that progress in AD has been slowed by poor mouse models. They participate in the MODEL-AD group, hundreds of researchers, working to create and test better ...
by Fiver
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

Re: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series

Some notes from the first two seminars: Seminar #1. March 26. Lance Johnson (U. Kentucky). Tipping the energy balance: APOE, AD and cerebral metabolism. Dr. Johnson started by explaining the theory that apoe4 carriers use "fuels" differently. Specifically, that apoe4 astrocytes and microgl...
by Fiver
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

Re: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series

Oh no. Sorry, I misread that.

I took notes and plan to post summaries here, if that helps.
by Fiver
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

Re: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series

I haven't tried that yet but I think the directions are buried in those tweets. There has been only one recorded so far. I'll look into it and report back....
by Fiver
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series
Replies: 13
Views: 2523

Online Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series

For those interested in the nuts and bolts details of AD research I wanted to let you know of a Alzheimer's Afternoons Seminar Series that is occurring online during the COVID-19 shut down. It is focused on apoe. It is run by a group of researchers as a lab seminar series, organized via Twitter by A...
by Fiver
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Update
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Re: Update

Thanks NF52 :)
by Fiver
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Update
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Update

My mom passed quietly yesterday. She was 76. It was an odd situation, with her care facility in lock down. No one had seen her in weeks, except by phone. It was just the end stage of the disease, nothing unexpected at this point. But she got good care and was able to be transferred out in time that ...
by Fiver
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: How to change size of lipid particles
Replies: 13
Views: 3159

Re: How to change size of lipid particles

Hi Eric. Yes, I was on atorvastatin 20 or 40mg for 3-4 years. Before that my cardiologist had me on the high dose, slow release niacin - which has fallen out of favor now. I started to have the muscle issues that are sometimes associated with statins. 40 mg really was tough. After I got a clean calc...
by Fiver
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Risks and benefits of apoe2 vs apoe4 in a 5,000-person neuropathological study
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Risks and benefits of apoe2 vs apoe4 in a 5,000-person neuropathological study

Hi NF52. Thank you! I've been away from the site for a few days as I shut down my lab and started to transition to teaching online. My mom's memory care facility was locked down a few days ago - she is fine but of course I worry abut how all this will play out in the coming weeks. You are absolutely...

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