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WebMD 12/11/2013 Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain, Study Finds PDF
Athletes who weren't diagnosed with concussions still showed thinking deficits after a season of hits


Houston Chronicle 12/29/2013 New hope for Alzheimer’s patients PDF


KUHF’s Houston Matters 12/18/2013 Dealing with Alzheimer’s Around the Holidays Listen


Golf Digest 12/05/2014 Jim Nantz accepts MGA award, praises Ken Venturi in gracious speech


The Met Golfer Nov/Dec 2013 Distinguished Service Award winner Jim Nantz gives back to golf in the Met Area and beyond PDF


WNST-Baltimore Radio 11/15/2013 Jim Nantz’s comments about The Calling wine, Alzheimer’s awareness month, and wine sale proceeds coming to the NNAC at Houston Methodist Hospital Listen


Houston Methodist hires international neuroimaging expert to lead Alzheimer’s center
Houston, TX - 11/13/2013 Dr. Joseph C. Masdeu joins as director of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center
Joseph C. Masdeu, M.D., Ph.D., the first physician-scientist to detect an early imaging feature of Alzheimer’s disease, joins Houston Methodist Hospital as director of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center. He starts Dec. 30. Masdeu brings more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, researcher and leader in Alzheimer’s and neuroimaging, having led neurology departments in New York and his native Spain. He comes from the National Institutes of Health, where he served the past six years as a senior staff physician and scientist in the Section of Integrative Neuroimaging of the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch. More


Finding joy during the holidays Caregiver Tips for dealing with memory changes
Houston, TX - 10/30/13 For families living with Alzheimer’s, finding joy during the holidays can be challenging. By managing expectations and planning early, holidays can still be happy and memorable for every family. More


CBS Pittsburgh 10/31/13 CBS’ Jim Nantz: Steelers & Patriots Are More Alike Than You May Think


CBS 10/31/13 Jim Nantz and CBS Cares


The Dana Foundation 10/28/13 A Window into Alzheimer’s PDF


Role of neuroimaging in dementia major focus of international symposium

Houston, TX - 10/1/2013 Nantz National Alzheimer Center hosts third annual conference People predisposed to Alzheimer disease have excessive amounts of a protein called beta amyloid in their brains. This protein can be detected by a neuroimaging technique called brain PET. Houston Methodist Hospital’s Nantz National Alzheimer Center will focus on the role of neuroimaging in diagnosing different types of dementia during its Third Annual International Alzheimer Symposium on Oct. 16. More


TMC News 10/01/13 Neuroimaging Key to Early Detection of Alzheimer’s PDF
Alzheimer disease is on the rise, but researchers hope recent advances in early detection will shift those numbers into reverse.


DailyRx 09/18/13 Considering Alzheimer's Care PDF


Autism four times likelier when mother's thyroid is weakened

Houston, TX - 8/13/2013 - Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in an upcoming Annals of Neurology. More



dailyRx’s 7/22/13 To Screen for Dementia or Not

Dementia screening tests might not help general population fare any better after expense. Routine screening for certain diseases comes with aging. But among the general population, pricey screening tests for dementia may not provide any real benefit for seniors who are not at risk. More



Houston Chronicle 01/09/13 Nantz thanks donorsDr Stanley Appel, Jim Nantz, Dr Gustavo Roman

En route to Foxboro, Mass., where he will call the Texans-Patriots playoff game Sunday, CBS Sports announcer and University of Houston alumnus Jim Nantz stopped off Wednesday at Houston Methodist Hospital for lunch with family and friends, including former first lady Barbara Bush, and to thank donors to the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist. More


1/15/2013 - Dr. Gustavo Roman discusses "The Alzheimer's Caregiver".

Holiday gatherings and Alzheimer’s: know the warning signs (PDF)

12/27/2012 - The holidays are a time for families to come together -- a time to reunite with loved ones whom you may not have seen in months or even years. More


Know your risk factors to help prevent dementia

Houston, TX - 10/15/2012 - Dr. Gustavo C. Roman, director of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at the Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston, summed up decades of dementia-related research in a review paper in Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders. Roman said although more definitive research is needed, focusing on the following risk factors can go a long way to helping reduce the risk of vascular dementia and mixed dementia (the combination of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease). By 2050, 11 to 16 million Americans will suffer some form of dementia.More


Cognitive disorders expert joins Nantz National Alzheimer Center in HoustonBryan M. Spann, D.O., Ph.D.

Houston, TX - 5/9/2012 Bryan M. Spann, D.O., Ph.D., adds clinical leadership to Methodist’s Alzheimer’s program

Bryan M. Spann, D.O., Ph.D., a board-certified neurologist specializing in the clinical management of patients with cognitive disorders, has been named clinic director of the Methodist Neurological Institute’s Nantz National Alzheimer Center. Spann most recently served as medical director of the Memory and Aging Center at the University of Southern California. As clinic director at Methodist, Spann joins a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Gustavo C. Roman, director of the Nantz National Alzheimer Center. The team’s focus covers the spectrum of cognitive disorders and dementias.More


Neurology Now, published by the American Academy of Neurology, is free for people with neurologic disorders and their families.” February/March 2012
Speaking of Alzheimer's: CBS Broadcaster Jim Nantz's famous voice has never been clearer


1/30/2012 Nantz National Alzheimer Center international symposium to focus on vascular clues


10/20/2011 Source: richeisen.nfl.com Rich Eisen Podcast: Jim Nantz and Dennis Miller | Rich Eisen – NFL Network


MEMORY DISORDERS - Summer 2011 Issue - Johns Hopkins Medicine Alzheimer’s: A Caring Son Carries On The Battle


8/25/2011 abc13 - Houston Alzheimer's strikes successful women's coach


7/5/2011 New York TimesCity Edition In the Stroke Belt Erosion of Memory Is More Likely Too


6/21/2011 - Guideposts Jim Nantz: My Father's Life Lessons


Nantz National Alzheimer Center holds inaugural international symposium for Alzheimer’s disease
Houston, TX - 6/7/2011 - More than 190 Alzheimer's disease clinicians and researchers from around the world convened at The Methodist Hospital in Houston to hear about the most recent discoveries in the genetics of the disease, the use of novel diagnostic techniques and the possible options for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's. Read More


05/2011 - Heart Insight, the American Heart Association’s Magazine The Other Dementia

3/31/2011 - "Live at the Final Four" celebrated the University of Houston Final Four basketball teams and coach Guy V. Lewis. Hosted by CBS Sports announcer Jim Nantz, proceeds from the star-studded event will benefit the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

1/21/2011 - CultureMap Jim Nantz and fiance, Matt Schaub and wife, and Ballet Ball fans spice up the party circuit


1/21/2011 - CBS Early Show Alzheimer's Center Named for Jim Nantz' Father


1/21/2011 - The New York Times Inspired by Father, Nantz Takes Role in Alzheimer’s Research (login required)


1/20/2011 - Charlie Rose (PBS) Jim Nantz Interview


10/29/2010 - KTRK - Houston Vitamin B12 to treat Alzheimer's disease?


B-complex vitamins may help slow progression of dementia 
10/25/2010 - Large doses of B-complex vitamins could reduce the rate of brain shrinkage by half in elderly people with memory problems and slow the progression of dementia. Read More


Acclaimed Alzheimer's clinician-researcher to head Methodist Neurological Institute Alzheimer's Disease Center
3/23/2010 - Gustavo C. Román, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in vascular dementia, joins the Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) to continue the quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, a disease diagnosed in the United States every 72 seconds. Read More