Sanders-Brown Markesbery Symposium Focuses on Why Some People Don't Get Alzheimer's or Dementia

Sanders-Brown Markesbery Symposium Focuses on Why Some People Don't Get Alzheimer's or Dementia

Why do some people stay intellectually sharp into their 90s, while others have memory problems?  Is there anything we can learn from their lifestyles that can help everyone age successfully?

These are among topics scheduled for the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging's Markesbery Symposium on Nov. 3-4.  Keynote speakers are:

Sanders-Brown Research Hints at Underlying Cause for Alzheimer's Drug Trial Failures

Sanders-Brown Research Hints at Underlying Cause for Alzheimer's Drug Trial Failures

Because Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia, many people use the two terms interchangeably. But inadequate blood flow to the brain due to microinfarcts, mini-strokes, or strokes is a hallmark of a disease called Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID).

UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Receives $8.25 Million to Continue Alzheimer's Research

UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Receives $8.25 Million to Continue Alzheimer's Research

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) has been awarded an $8.25 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue and further research and clinical initiatives geared toward treating Alzheimer's disease.