News in Q&A

July 10, 2018

Questions swirl around CTE brain disease and research

Is there a link between CTE and head trauma? What is the effect of CTE on behavior and suicide risk? Can CTE be diagnosed in living people? ADRC's Dr. Dirk Keene has the answers. [VIDEO]

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders


June 26, 2018

The Herpes Virus - Alzheimer’s Link: A Q&A with Dr. Christine Johnston

A virologist's perspective on the possible link between common herpes viruses and Alzheimer's disease - and what it means for our health.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine


January 05, 2018

Transforming Dementia Care and Planning

Barak Gaster, MD, has spent 20 years developing meaningful solutions for prevalent and difficult issues in primary care. Now he is preparing family physicians to better identify signs of cognitive decline, fully engage in dementia care, and help everyone plan for future medical decisions.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A


November 09, 2017

“My Heart is in the Community” A Q&A with Yuanjin Zhou

In Fujian, China, UW Social Work student Yuanjin Zhou became interested in dementia care development, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as music therapy, and fall risk for older adults. She just completed an internship at the UW MBWC to help develop a dementia-inclusive community initiative.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A


July 26, 2017

Dr. Dirk Keene Comments on Largest Study of CTE in Football Player Brains, KOMO NewsRadio [Full Transcript]

The implications, caveats, and take aways from findings that 99% percent of NFL player donated brains show neurodegenerative disease on autopsy.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, FTD Disorders


June 22, 2017

What’s the Best Diet for the Aging Brain?

Q&A with Dr. Angela Hanson, who studies how diet and genetics can affect cognition and Alzheimer disease progression

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, Food & Diet


June 16, 2017

Food for Thought with Alzheimer’s Advocate Chef Madison Cowan

Chef Madison Cowan wielded his star power to support Alzheimer's awareness and research and shared his tips for brain-healthy eating.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Food & Diet


July 11, 2016

Evidence of a Brain Injury-Parkinson’s Link Strengthens

Dr. Paul Crane gives perspective on the big news that TBI raises risk of Parkinson disease--not Alzheimer disease, as commonly assumed.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Q&A


May 13, 2016

Tackling the Science of Brain Injury and Dementia Risk

A neuropathologist gives his perspective on new findings about the long-term consequences of head trauma in the general aging population and football players.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Q&A