News in FTD Disorders

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 28, 2021

The Memory Loss Compass Rose: Towards a New Identity, Hope, and Strength Post-Diagnosis

Chapter 2 of My Journey from Disease into Advocacy by Kevin Kvarda

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, FTD Disorders, Memory Hub, Dimensions Spring 2021, Community Champions, ADRC News


March 24, 2021

Alzheimers.gov

The federal government has launched a new site designed for people living with dementia, a family members, caregivers, health professionals, researchers, or advocates. It's "your destination for dementia information, resources, and research."

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


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, Community Champions, 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, Discoveries Made Possible By You, 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, Social Determinants of Health, LGBTQ, ADRC News, The Memory Hub News


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, Discoveries Made Possible By You, 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, Discoveries Made Possible By You, 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: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News