Written by Elizabeth Head, PhD, and Frederick Schmitt, PhD, the principal investigators for the Aging and Down Syndrome Research Study at UK.
People who have Down syndrome may develop Alzheimer’s disease at a younger age than people without Down syndrome. However, recent research has shown that some people with Down syndrome might not develop Alzheimer's or ...more
A new study from UK researchers shows that when physicians and pharmacists work together more closely, care for elderly patients can be improved.
The findings, published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, show the value of physician-pharmacist teams in providing more coordinated care for elderly patients, especially as it relates to prescription medications.
As people age, the number ...more
When UK researcher Matthew Gentry began his career studying the biology of plants, he didn't realize he'd someday be pursuing a cure for a human disease.
"You have to be willing to go where the science takes you," says Gentry, a professor in the UK College of Medicine.
In Gentry's case, the journey began when he found ...more
Written by Allison Caban-Holt, PhD, of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.
Experts at the World Health Organization say that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. We all know that being active can reduce our risk for diabetes, heart disease or even stress. But might it also help ...more
Phyllis Wilson knows all too well the devastating impact Alzheimer's disease can have on an individual and the family.
Growing up, Wilson watched Alzheimer’s disease take her mother’s life. Her painful memories of watching her suffer from the symptoms of the disease remain with her to this day. When she first started noticing signs of the disease ...more