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April 12, 2018

A large study offers more evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life, with repeated injuries and severe ones posing the greatest danger.

Dr. Jesse Fann
April 10, 2018

Jesse Fann, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead author of a paper in Lancet Psychiatry, "Long-term risk of dementia among people with traumatic brain injury in

April 10, 2018

The risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, was significantly higher in people who had experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than with people who had no history of TBI, according to one of the largest studies to date on that association.

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.

picture of Thomas Grabowski
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. 

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.

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