Hayes, Abedi featured in video about Alzheimer’s research collaboration

Northern Light Health produced a video titled “When Memory Fades” about its Alzheimer’s Research Program that involves collaboration with the University of Maine and The Jackson Laboratory. “What if disruption of sleep was the earliest sign of neurodegeneration,” asks Marie Hayes, UMaine psychology professor and co-founder of Activas Diagnostics with Ali Abedi, professor of electrical and computer engineering. Hayes and Abedi developed a device that allows researchers to study sleeping patterns on a group of 120 study participants in their homes Abedi says they’re happy to collaborate and “get the science and research that has been done at the university into the marketplace.” Dr. Clifford Singer, chief of geriatrics and principal investigator for Northern Light’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program at Northern Light Acadia Hospital, says, “We have this wonderful triad of local collaborators trying to slow or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. There’s really no other program like us north of Boston.”