Alzheimer's

May 25, 2018

Q-13 highlights a solution to help people living with dementia and their families. 

May 7, 2018

Mother's Day can be a struggle if your mother or loved one has memory loss or dementia. Karen Clay, a social worker with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center in Seattle, offers tips for having a good day with your loved one.

February 21, 2018

Epidemiology has played a crucial role over the decades in understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other common causes of dementia, such as vascular disease and Lewy body disease.

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January 31, 2018

Alzheimer’s is a slow-progressing disease that can be latent for 15 years before developing into cognitive impairment and dementia. And evidence suggests that healthy behaviors can delay the cognitive decline. 

January 31, 2018

Here’s the good news. Alzheimer’s is a slow-growing disease that can lay latent for 15 years before developing into dementia and research suggests there are ways to slow the disease's progression. 

January 30, 2018

What kind of medical care would you want if you developed Alzheimer's or dementia later in life? It's an uncomfortable, but meaningful question worth considering.

January 18, 2018

An advance directive, or living will, is routinely recommended for patients facing serious illness. Most health directives, however, fail to cover the common scenario of Alzheimer’s disease. 

January 4, 2018

The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and UW Radiology Department recently signed an agreement with Cerveau Technologies to use a new chemical compound called MK-6240 in positron emission tomography (PET) scans for assessing neurofibrillary

November 21, 2017

An analysis of tissue samples from 107 human brains has revealed details that will advance medical understanding of the biological bases for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in older populations.

November 14, 2017

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medicines commonly prescribed to treat acid-related digestive problems, including gastroesophageal reflux disease.  Up to one in five older adults said they used a PPI as of 2011, and recent studies have linked

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