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Walk To End Alzheimer’s Recap 2021

The results of the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer’s have been tabulated. The St. Louis Walk was the 5th largest in the country raising a total of $1,074,511. In this second year of COVID and the walk in our neighborhood Parkway’s contribution was $2,355.00, Thank you Parkway. Thanks to all who donated, walked in…

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Join Us for TAD, Tuesday Afternoon Dialogue

We welcome you to join the discussion of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library, a novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived. What would happen if you had the opportunity to go back and change all the decisions you made in your life? On December 14 pages 201-288. Discussion starts at…

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November 2021 Alzheimer’s News

A new study suggests a popular herb could help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease – Basil. The new study published in “Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience” reveals that fenchol, a naturally occurring compound found in basil, may have a protective effect against Alzheimer’s Disease. Fenchol was found to increase FFAR2 signaling, thus reducing levels of amyloid-beta, a protein…

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PUCC Covid Team update

The PUCC COVID Team met Wednesday, October 27 to review our status and consider future changes. We noted two positive developments: community transmission is declining; and the approval of vaccination for 5–11-year-old children has the potential to curb the spread of the virus. We encourage vaccination for all eligible children as the vaccines have proven…

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Alzheimer’s News October 2021

Gum disease and dementia risk: Ignoring your gums might have serious repercussions beyond oral Health: Extreme gum disease that leads to tooth loss may be associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia later in life, Reports Neurology Magazine. Researchers followed more than 8,000 adults, with an average age of 63 and no dementia, for about…

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Alzheimer’s News September 2021

New study results show that the use of diabetes drugs known as DDP-4 inhibitors may be associated with slower decline in memory and thinking skills in older adults. Study participants taking DDP-4 inhibitors also showed smaller amounts of the plaques that build up in the brains of people living with Alzheimer’s, compared with both diabetes-free…

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St Louis Metro Area Crop Walk 2021

Sunday, October 24 | 4:30 check in | | 5:00pm walk | Eden Seminary: 475 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves MO 63119 The 2021 CROP HUNGER WALK will be a hybrid event. For those who feel safe gathering in person to walk together, we shall gather on Sunday, October 24 at Eden Seminary, 475 Lockwood…

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August Alzheimer’s News

Saturday, October 23 | 10:00am | The Enterprise Center The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Sat. Oct. 23, 2021. The Greater Missouri Chapter is moving forward with plans to host the walk in person downtown outside of the The Enterprise Center. The start time for the ceremony is 9:00AM this year. They will…

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Speaker Series: Mary Nelson, Transitional Conference Minister for our MMSUCC – Missouri Mid-South Conference

Come meet Mary Nelson, our MMSUCC Transitional Conference Minister? She will be here leading worship with Kevin and will facilitate the Speaker Series at 11:15am in the Heritage Room and on Zoom — an opportunity to get to know her better via a worship debrief and a state of MMS and wider church conversation. Rev.…

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July 2021 Alzheimer’s News

July 2021 Alzheimer’s News The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of aducanumab (AduhelmTM) from Biogen — the first drug to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease — is a milestone in the treatment of the disease and a beginning of a completely new future for Alzheimer’s treatments. This treatment, while not a cure, is…

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