News in FTD Disorders

May 12, 2020

Wicked Diseases, Advocacy, and Gifts, Oh My! 

My Journey from Disease into Advocacy powered by P.R.I.S.M and P.U.S.H. By community member Kevin Kvarda 

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


May 03, 2020

The Power of an Active Lifestyle to Boost Cognitive Resilience – Even for Those at High Genetic Risk

A new study out of the ALLFTD consortium suggests that a life full of light exercise and hobbies may slow disease progression, even for those who inherited gene mutations that cause frontotemporal dementia.

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Categories: Research, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


April 30, 2020

Featured Publications of Spring 2020

The ADRC featured publications include papers investigating new genetic targets, public perceptions around medications and brain health, and the link between Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy in preclinical model systems.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


April 23, 2020

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2020 is Here!

Our Center's twice-yearly publication offers articles, highlights, virtual resources, and big announcements!

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Memory Hub, ADRC News, Memory Hub


December 17, 2019

Decade-long research study reveals a new genetic target for fighting Alzheimer’s and FTD pathology

In the wake of disappointments over clinical trials targeting amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are focusing more attention on misfolded tau protein, another culprit in brain diseases that cause dementia. New UW research finds that targeting abnormal tau through the suppression of a gene called MSUT2 shows promise.

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


November 13, 2019

Featured Publications of Fall 2019

Snapshots of current research at the UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, spanning findings in neurology, precision medicine, genetic risk, and vascular brain health.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


November 06, 2019

A Tipping Point: How TDP-43 is Changing Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease

Take a dive into the story behind TDP-43, the protein pathology that is taking center stage in Alzheimer's disease research and studies of brain resilience.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


October 30, 2019

The Cleansing Power of a Deep Night’s Sleep

How the Brain’s Nightly Wash Cycle Protects Brain Health Over Decades

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, ADRC News


July 11, 2019

“A Kaleidoscope of Experience” at the Dementia Without Borders Event

At Dementia Without Borders 2019, a diverse crowd gathered at the Canada-US border to celebrate the creativity, advocacy efforts, and social citizenship of persons living with dementia.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


May 23, 2019

Highlights of the MODEL-AD Symposium: TDP-43, Resilience, Stem Cells, Protective Genes and More

ADRC talks spanned human cell models of sporadic Alzheimer's disease, protective genes against dementia, human resilience, machine learning, and the newly recognized role of TDP-43 protein in dementia in older adults.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News