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The 86th Annual Academy Awards

Airs LIVE Oscar Sunday March 2nd 7e|4p On ABC

Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Far from the eagerly anticipated and globally televised event it is today, the first Academy Awards ceremony took place out of the public eye during an Academy banquet at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Two hundred seventy people attended the May 16, 1929 dinner in the hotel's Blossom Room; guest tickets cost $5. And there was little suspense when the awards were presented that night, as the recipients had already been announced three months earlier.

That all changed the following year, however, when the Academy kept the results secret until the ceremony but gave a list in advance to newspapers for publication at 11 p.m. on the night of the Awards. This policy continued until 1940 when, much to the Academy's surprise, the Los Angeles Times broke the embargo and published the names of the winners in its evening edition – which was readily available to guests arriving for the ceremony. That prompted the Academy in 1941 to adopt the sealed-envelope system still in use today.

As the event grew in size, banquets became impractical and the event moved from banquet room to a theater venue beginning with the 16th Oscar ceremony in 1942, held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Since 2001, the Oscar ceremony has been held in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, just steps from the historic Chinese Theatre.

In 1953, the first televised Oscar ceremony enabled millions throughout the United States and Canada to watch the proceedings. Broadcasting in color began in 1966, affording home viewers a chance to fully experience the dazzling allure of the event. Since 1969, the Oscar show has been broadcast internationally, now reaching movie fans in over 200 countries.

In This Issue

  • If You Think You Have Alzheimer's You Just Might Be Right, Study Suggests
  • Geneticists Show How Molecular Switches Coordinate Development Of The Nervous System
  • Cure For Alzheimer's Closer
  • Fardy Fosters Dementia Debate
  • Alzheimer's Store Featured Product
  • Recipe Of The Week
  • Newsletter Promotions
  • Events Calendar
  • Trivia Questions

And the Oscar goes to:

Nominees For Best Picture:

- American Hustle - Captain Phillips - Dallas Buyers Club -

- Gravity - Her - Nebraska - Philomena -

- 12 Years A Slave - The Wolf Of Wall Street -

Nominees For Actor In A Leading Role:

- Christian Bale (American Hustle)

- Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

- Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street)

- Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)

- Matthew McConaughery (Dallas Buyers Club)

Nominees For Actress In A Leading Role:

- Amy Adams (American Hustle)

- Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

- Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

- Judi Dench (Philomena)

- Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

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If You Think You Have Alzheimer's You Just Might Be Right, Study Suggests

(Source: Science Daily) - A recent study suggests that self-reported memory complaints might predict clinical memory impairment later in life. Erin Abner, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, asked 3,701 men aged 60 and higher a simple question: "Have you noticed any change in your memory since you last came in?"

That question led to some interesting results. "It seems that subjective memory complaint can be predictive of clinical memory impairment," Abner said. "Other epidemiologists have seen similar results, which is encouraging, since it means we might really be on to something."

The results are meaningful because it might help identify people who are at risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease sooner. "If the memory and thinking lapses people notice themselves could be early markers of risk for Alzheimer's disease, we might eventually be able to intervene earlier in the aging process to postpone and/or reduce the effects of cognitive memory impairment."

Abner, who is also a member of the faculty in the UK Department of Epidemiology, took pains to emphasize that her work shouldn't necessarily worry everyone who's ever forgotten where they left their keys.

Cure For Alzheimer's Closer

(Source: Daily Mail) - A treatment to reverse Alzheimer's Disease could be available in five years, it has been revealed.

Experiments on mice have indicated that a new vaccine not only halts the advance of the disease, but repairs damage already done.
It could also be given to patients whose families have a history of Alzheimer's, to prevent them developing the disease.

The research by British, American and Canadian scientists, was being hailed last night as the most significant breakthrough yet. Harry Cayton, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society, said: 'This really does make us optimistic.'

A growing number of elderly and even middle-aged people are being struck down by the degenerative brain disease, which has some 500,000 sufferers in Britain alone. It causes untold misery to families who are left to care for loved ones who may no longer recognise them.

The vaccine attacks the build-up of a protein called beta-amyloid, which forms a damaging waxy plaque on brain cells. The latest research, reported today in the scienctific journal Nature, suggests the drug not only removes the proteins but can restore mental functions.

Geneticists Show How Molecular Switches Coordinate Development Of The Nervous System

(Source: Medical News Today) - Geneticists from Trinity College Dublin interested in 'reverse engineering' the nervous system have made an important discovery with wider implications for repairing missing or broken links. They found that the same molecular switches that induce originally non-descript cells to specialise into the billions of unique nerve cell types are also responsible for making these nerve cells respond differently to the environment.

The geneticists are beginning to understand how these molecular switches, called 'transcription factors', turn on specific cellular labels to form complex bundles of nerves. These bundles function to ensure we respond and react appropriately to the incredible amount of information our brains encounter. Understanding precisely how to program nerve cells could potentially help target missing or broken links following serious injury or the onset of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.

Commenting on the importance and wider implications of this discovery, Assistant Professor in Genetics, Juan Pablo Labrador said: "We know very little of how individual nerve cells are programmed to assemble into specific nerves in living organisms to make specific circuits, so our work is like reverse engineering the nervous system."

Fardy Fosters Dementia Debate

(Source: Herald News) - Darce Fardy is doing something brave. He is talking about being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common cause of dementia. Fardy is not just drawing attention to this problem. He is giving us a new way to think about it. He is challenging us in how to live well with dementia.

His timing is impeccable. The new provincial government aims to develop a dementia strategy in just one year. This is ambitious. There is no shortage of tough subjects. On some, the public is engaged. We know that many people with mild dementia can drive, but no one with moderate dementia can.

As the notifbutwhen.ca website shows, we must plan in every case that, at some point, driving will stop. In long-term care, we know that the wait list policy encourages people to go into nursing homes sooner than they really need to do so. Combining that with institutional incentives to select people with the fewest impairments means that often it is easiest to get care when you don’t really need it.

Overcoming those perverse incentives will take work, but the high rates of institutional care in Nova Scotia oblige us to not just build more beds.

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Recipe Of The Week
It's the one time of year that we can allow ourselves to fully indulge in Hollywood decadence and celebrity nonsense. We'll sit through the entire red carpet and the ridiculously long show to ooh and ahh over all the beautiful people in their fabulous clothes. There's something magical about the movies, so as you watch all the interviews, acceptance speeches and tributes, enjoy this inexpensive, easy, playful take on a sushi roll. It makes a terrific party snack.
- Recipe From Food & Wine
7-Minute Salmon Caviar Sushi Bites

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon prepared wasabi
1 tablespoon finely shredded nori
36 mixed rice crackers
1/4 cup salmon caviar

In a bowl, stir the cream cheese with the wasabi and nori. Transfer the mixture to a small sturdy plastic bag and snip off one corner. Pipe a small mound onto each rice cracker and top with a small dollop of the caviar. Serve right away.

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Take a guess at these trivia questions ..answers will be posted in next week's newsletter

1. Who sculpted the Academy Awards statuettes??

2. Name the host of this year's broadcast?

3. What three movies won the most Oscars?

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