News from December 2019

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: Science Updates, News

December 03, 2019

Villages, Town Square Day Care, and Smart Homes:  New Models of Dementia Residences Around the World

Families caring for persons with dementia need all the support they can get, but their options are often limited to conventional care homes or facilities. For the person with dementia, this arrangement restricts their ability to engage with the community. The idea of being truly independent and living with dignity after diagnosis is quickly gaining attention, with innovations emerging around the world.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , News