Families Help in UW’s Search for Early Alzheimer’s Test and Treatment [VIDEO]

May 15, 2017

Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News

KOMO News filmed a segment on our effort to create early Alzheimer's tests and treatments.

Seattle's Dixie Wilson's father and his four siblings were affected by Alzheimer's diease. She helped establish a fund for genetic study at UW Medicine, where researchers are using brain puzzles to establish a baseline, documenting Dixie's healthy brain, to better detect and potentially treat early signs of Alzheimer's.

"It's an opportunity for prevention," said Dr. Thomas Grabowski of the Memory and Brain Wellness Center. "Because if we could slow down the disease by five years out of those 15, the way the math works out, we would cut Alzheimer's type dementia in half."

 

Read the whole story at KOMO News: UW researchers look for early Alzheimer's test and treatment