News in Discoveries Made Possible By You

November 12, 2021

Roundup of 3 recent studies on dementia risk

UW Medicine researchers examine links to cognitive decline of hearing loss, military service, and timeliness of diagnosis.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


October 08, 2021

A Discussion about Diet and Brain Health Research with Dr. Angela Hanson, MD

Angela Hanson, MD, explains the science behind three currently enrolling studies at the UW ADRC: The Meal and Memory Study, the Lipid MRI Study, and the Metformin and Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Study.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, Food & Diet, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


August 27, 2021

Wearable sleep monitoring technology to improve diagnosis of Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Debby Tsuang presented on technology for early dementia diagnosis at 2021 Symposium on Digital and Wearable Biomarkers in Lewy Body Dementias

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


July 29, 2021

Alzheimer’s study explains how tau pathology affects brain cells

In a new study, the Kraemer Lab and the UW ADRC Neuropathology Core team provide evidence that tau pathology interferes with genetic expression in cell organelles called "nuclear speckles" in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, FTD Disorders, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


May 20, 2021

Discoveries Made Possible By You - Spring 2021

Explore some of the studies that used data from research participants in the UW ADRC or the Adult Changes in Thought Study and were made possible in part by funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


April 29, 2021

New Insights on Preventing Hospitalizations for People Living with Dementia and Diabetes

New results out of the ACT Study reveal higher than recognized rates of hospital visits due to diabetes symptoms for people living with dementia. The researchers suggest that better primary care and health monitoring could prevent many of these health emergencies.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Caregiving, ADRC News


March 12, 2021

ADRC Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: 2021-2022

These awards encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Social Determinants of Health, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


February 24, 2021

In the News: Brain donation helps researchers continue the fight against Alzheimer’s

“I personally think brain donation is the greatest gift a person can give to science,” says C. Dirk Keene, M.D., Ph.D., who leads the BioRepository and Integrated Neuropathology (BRaIN) Laboratory and Precision Neuropathology Core at the University of Washington and UW ADRC.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


February 08, 2021

Preventing dementia: Effects of hypertension drugs

ACT studies find medications to treat high blood pressure may differ in their impact on dementia risk, writes ADRC's Dr. Eric B. Larson

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


January 29, 2021

Q & A with Dr. Charles Bernick on the Promise of Anti-Amyloid Drugs

The Director of Clinical Trials for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center talks about the significance of recent positive clinical trial results in the Alzheimer's field and his perspective on emerging disease-modifying therapies.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, aducanumab, Q&A, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News