Markesbery Symposium Focuses on Healthy Brain Aging, Care for Caregivers

Markesbery Symposium Focuses on Healthy Brain Aging, Care for Caregivers

University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) hosted its sixth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia last week with speakers focused on brain health and self-care for caregivers.

The two-day program offered sessions for both scientific and community audiences.

Study Translates Genetic Risk Factor into Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Strategy

Study Translates Genetic Risk Factor into Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Strategy

What if a failed leukemia drug could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? A team at the University of Kentucky recently led an effort to investigate this hypothesis. Their results were published today in the journal, Human Molecular Genetics.

Study Led by UK Researcher Provides New Insight into Common Disease Affecting the Elderly

Study Led by UK Researcher Provides New Insight into Common Disease Affecting the Elderly

A genome-wide association study (GWAS) led by Dr. Peter Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky, and David Fardo of UK's Department of Biostatistics, has provided new insight into Hippocampal Sclerosis of Aging (HS-A), a common disease affecting the elderly.

Sanders-Brown Researchers Produce New Research on Little-Understood Brain Disease

Sanders-Brown Researchers Produce New Research on Little-Understood Brain Disease

As the population of older adults continues to grow, researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are engaged in work to understand the mechanisms of a variety of diseases that predominately affect those of advanced age.