Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

Grant Will Fund MedPharm Study of Cannabinoids’ Effects in Alzheimer’s

Cannabis researcher MedPharm has been granted funding to study the effect of phytocannabinoids — naturally occurring chemicals, called cannabinoids, from marijuana plants — on Alzheimer’s disease, with the ultimate aim of treatment development. The new funding comes from the Colorado State University Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR). It was…

Posit Science, YMCA Team Up for Dementia Prevention Program

Posit Science, which produces the BrainHQ app, is collaborating with the YMCA of San Francisco to establish a model community-based program for dementia prevention. Posit Science received a $465,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the program with the YMCA and input from brain health experts at…

Most Women Unaware of Alzheimer’s Risk, Survey Finds

Women in the United States are largely uninformed when it comes to some critical health issues, including their relatively higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease as compared to men, according to a comprehensive survey about the state of women’s health. Results of the survey conducted by the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement…

New VirtuALZ Program Aims to Offer Caregiver Support

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be overwhelming. To help ease the caregiver burden — and ultimately benefit patients — a Florida-based company called VirtuALZ is offering a new virtual support program. Crafted specifically to support caregivers of patients who have Alzheimer’s and related…

New Community-driven Model Aims to Improve Alzheimer’s Screening

An innovative new project in Toronto will combine optometry and community-based cognitive testing to improve Alzheimer’s screening and enable the early detection of the progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The project — launching in Ontario, Canada — will be led by the medical imaging company RetiSpec and the community-based medical center…