Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), University of Washington


Stomach-acid PPI meds don’t heighten dementia risk, UW ACT study indicates

November 17, 2017 — Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Prevacid and Prilosec, have been linked to greater risks for several other conditions. Findings appear in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Initial Analyses Available from the Aging, Dementia, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Study

November 10, 2017 — In eLife, UW ADRC and Allen Brain researchers present an open-access resource of detailed molecular characterization of 107 brains from UW ACT Study. They detail the initial analyses to understand features of the aged brain, the relationship of dementia and pathology, and transcriptional signatures of dementia, neuropathology, and aging.

New In JAMA - Advance Directives for Dementia: Meeting a Unique Challenge

November 07, 2017 — Publishing Nov 6 in JAMA, UW Memory Brain's Drs. Gaster, Larson (ADRC), and Curtis lay out vision of better advanced directives in dementia. They see a way to streamline end-of-life care planning, prevent suffering, and help families honor loved ones' wishes for late-stage dementia care.

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