Antibodies New Wave of Alzheimer’s Research

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A seasoned recruiter and entrepreneur, Scott Robarge is the founder of Another8, a recruiting firm that primarily acquires talent for fast-paced technology companies. When he isn’t serving as a recruiter, Scott Robarge supports organizations that help lead the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Recent research efforts into the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease are focused on fighting the plaques that develop in the brain. Researchers believe that by understanding how to better manage these plaques, they may be able to delay its onset.

These plaques, which are a common sign of the condition, are tiny batches of beta-amyloid protein that deposit themselves in the brain and are responsible for brain cell degradation. Some antibodies, such as Aducanumab, have shown the propensity to reduce the amount of plaques that develop in Alzheimer’s patients, effectively slowing the rate of cognitive decline. It is thought that future research efforts in the battle against Alzheimer’s could include other combinations of medications in conjunction with these sorts of antibodies.

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Alzheimer’s Association Uncovers a New Way to Fight Mental Decline

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Recruiter Scott Robarge possesses decades of experience finding and attracting top talent within the technology sector. He founded Another8 in 2010, and continues to lead the growing talent acquisition firm. Alongside his professional endeavors, Scott Robarge supports the efforts of community and health organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association.

New research presented at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggests an unconventional way to improve mental resilience and stave off Alzheimer’s. Scientists have found that individuals who do complex work with the public as part of their job are less likely to experience cognitive decline as they age.

Some people experience white matter hyperintensities (WMHs), which are diseased white spots that show up on brain scans. These contribute to mental decline, and are commonly found in people with Alzheimer’s and similar conditions. However, some people develop WMHs, but never manifest symptoms of mental decline. According to researchers, these people are disproportionately likely to work in mentoring, counseling, or similar fields where complex social engagement is key. Diet seems to be a compounding variable, and more research is needed to make use of this interesting development.

How Social Media Continues to Change Recruiting and Hiring

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Another8 founder Scott Robarge recruits top talent for early to mid-stage tech companies throughout the United States. In recent years, Scott Robarge has increasingly shifted his efforts to social media, and continues to remain apprised of developments in social media and networking technology.

Social media allows for creativity in recruiting. Nearly all recruiters rely on Facebook and LinkedIn, but the savviest professionals are finding success with more casual chat oriented outlets such as WhatsApp and Snapchat. Data suggests that contacting a candidate on his or her favorite platform is much more successful than a one-off message on LinkedIn or an unsolicited email.

These more intimate forms of social media are valuable for building a rapport and making a workplace seem appealing. Businesses can live stream a corporate event or send Snaps of a fun morning meeting. These tools allow companies and recruiters to share a little taste of the corporate culture, which can help attract compatible candidates.

Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Founder of the recruiting firm Another8, Scott Robarge is involved with a number of charitable organizations. Scott Robarge is especially supportive of the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups supporting Alzheimer’s research.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a number of events to raise money and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Individuals interested in participating in the Walk can visit http://www.alz.org and use the search function to locate a nearby event, simply entering their address or Zip code into the appropriate search bar.

After finding a nearby Walk to End Alzheimer’s, individuals can sign up as group leaders, team members, or as individual participants. Interested walkers should then use the remaining days and weeks to raise money and awareness about their walk and the other ways to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Any person unable to find a nearby event or physically incapable of participating in a walk can make a direct donation at the Association website.

Detroit Pistons Signs Ray McCallum for 2016-2017 Season

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Detroit Pistons

 

The founder of recruiting firm, Another8, Scott Robarge has partnered with several firms in California, including SlideRocket, Mightybell, and Greylock Partners. During his free time, Scott Robarge follows professional basketball, and is a fan of the Detroit Pistons.

Recently, the Pistons signed veteran player Ray McCallum. The former University of Detroit Mercy standout is expected to be with the team for one year and will be battling Lorenzo Brown in training camp for the third point-guard spot. If he makes it, he will be working alongside the team’s top two point guards: Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith.

The 25-year-old McCallum was Sacramento’s 36th overall pick during the 2013 NBA draft, and spent his first two seasons playing for the Kings. Last season, he played 41 games for the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies. McCallum’s best showing was during 2014-2015, when he averaged 7.4 points per game, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists.

Alzheimer’s Association Builds Supportive Communities in the US

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Scott Robarge, a professional recruiter for fast-paced technology companies throughout the Bay Area, supports the Alzheimer’s Association. As a contributor, Scott Robarge helps the organization in its goals of augmenting support and care of patients living with the disease.

A top voluntary organization, the Alzheimer’s Association seeks to end the illness by furthering research, offering improved care, and encouraging healthy lifestyles. One way that the association does this is through eliminating the loneliness that Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers commonly experience. The organization develops communities through chapters based nationwide, giving local areas the support that they need.

The organization also hosts ALZConnected®, a free online community that is designed to help people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. This includes family members, caregivers, friends, people who have lost loved ones, and Alzheimer’s patients.

Staff from the Alzheimer’s Association regularly hold educational sessions and support groups across the US. There is even a Community Resource Finder that offers assistance for housing, service, programs, care, and legal matters.

Resources for Reducing Mental Decline

Founder of Another8, Scott Robarge spends his days recruiting professionals for technology companies in the Bay Area. Away from his career, Scott Robarge is a dedicated supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Exercising the brain aids in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association states that brain fitness involves four factors, inclding a proper diet, physical exercise, social activity, and mental activity. The latter focuses on developing new connections and cells in the brain to deter mental decline.

Resources that can help a person build cognitive strength include the books Get Your Brain in the Fast Lane by Dr. Michel Noir and Bernard Croisile and The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young by Gary Small. Likewise, websites such as Luminosity offer more than 40 games that are specifically designed to train the brain. The science-based games focus on different areas, like memory and problem solving. To ensure constant mental fitness, Luminosity sends out training alerts that remind a person to play a game and try out experimental tools. Users can also access data on how other Luminosity members perform on an activity based on age groups.