When it comes to preventing a stroke, simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference.
Strokes occur when blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain burst or are blocked by a clot. When that happens, brain cells begin to die, affecting a person’s memory and ability to control muscles.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause ...more
In 2011, Bruce Smith sat in his office preparing to make handouts for a meeting, like any other normal work day. But when he sat in front of his computer, he suddenly realized something frightening: He'd lost all understanding of how to use the machine. Bewildered at the sudden lapse in cognition, he said his ...more
Allison Couri graduated from UK May 5, but hers was more than the ordinary triumph over class loads and term papers. With the help of stroke experts at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, the Peoria, Ill.-native triumphed over health problems few 20-somethings face.
A little more than a year ago, Couri, then 21, came to the UK ...more
Alzheimer's doesn't just affect the person with the disease; it affects their family and friends, too. A new video from the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging chronicles the emotional journey of the wives, sons, husbands and daughters whose loved ones have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Titled "Our Story," the video debuted at the Sanders-Brown annual dinner ...more
Neurosurgeon Dr. Craig van Horne came to Kentucky from Boston to pursue an idea: Could peripheral nerve tissue implanted in the brain reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?
Van Horne is the director of the Deep Brain Stimulator Center at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He focuses his research on cellular and surgical therapies for Parkinson’s disease.