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Exercise helps build muscle and keep the body healthy. Do games and puzzles have a similar effect on the brain? Surprisingly, experts say, some actually
Age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s. Approximately 10 percent of people over the age of 65 develop the disease. And for most of
Scientists have linked the progression of Alzheimer’s to the buildup of specific proteins in the brain. One of the best-known of these Alzheimer’s biomarker proteins
Is there any surefire way to prevent Alzheimer’s diease? Data published in The Lancet found that as many as 40 percent of dementia cases are
People diagnosed with cancer are less likely to develop dementia. This strange relationship between these two diseases may help reveal a dementia treatment. Dementia is
Your phone rings out of the blue. It’s an unknown number. Picking up, you hear a gruff, aggressive voice on the other end. They tell
Research has established that women are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s. But, despite study after study into this sex-based disparity, scientists are still working
“A lot of the new thinking is, if it’s good for your heart, it’s good for your brain,” says Dr. Gregory Jicha, a neurology professor
Helping the Helpers: How Caregivers and Care Partners Can Stay Healthy and Avoid Burnout When a person is diagnosed with dementia, family members are often
Despite decades of study, the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s continues to evade scientists. Until recently, the only drugs available to patients targeted the symptoms of the disease,
The Memory Advocate Peers program supports couples newly diagnosed with dementia. What should you do when your loved one is newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? A
Alzheimer’s anti-amyloid drug Leqembi (generic name lecanemab) was granted accelerated FDA approval last month. But, trials are still ongoing to verify the drug’s benefits to asymptomatic people
K2 Medical Research is recruiting for a Phase 2 trial of Alector and Abbvie’s new experimental Alzheimer’s drug, AL002. K2 is screening possible trial participants
By: Simon Spichak With all the seemingly contradictory headlines, it is hard to tell whether coffee is good or bad for you. This article explores
K2 Med is recruiting for a new Phase 3 trial for Eli Lilly’s new Alzheimer’s drug donanemab. By: Simon Spichak K2 is screening possible trial
When it comes to music and the brain, there is a very special link. By: Simon Spichak When Tony Bennett’s family announced last February that
K2 is recruiting for a new Phase 3 trial for Alzheon’s new drug, which aims to be the first oral disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s. Join
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Melissa Belardo, is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC), joins K2 Medical Research with more than a decade of clinical experience. She has served as an investigator in over 20 trials. Prior to clinical research, she held roles in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nurse education.
Melissa’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Adventist University, followed by a master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgetown University.
Melissa is a native of the US Virgin Islands’ and is fluent in both English and Spanish; Melissa has lived in central Florida for the past twenty years. When she’s not at work, you can find her volunteering at her local church and spending time with family.