News in Adult Changes in Thought Study

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


August 10, 2021

Fine particulate air pollution associated with higher risk of dementia

In the UW-led study, a small increase in the levels of fine particle pollution averaged over a decade at specific addresses in the Seattle area was associated with a greater risk of dementia for people living at those addresses.

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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


April 26, 2021

Study evaluates biomarker criteria for assessing Alzheimer’s risk

"This paper highlights the importance of studying not just what we are today calling ‘Alzheimer’s disease’ but also the factors that seem to make people resilient or able to resist cognitive decline and dementia, which are so often seen as inevitable features of aging.”

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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


November 29, 2020

Prescriptions for Prevention of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Exploring the most impactful take-home lessons of the Adult Changes in Thought study about dementia prevention and risk factors

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Food & Diet, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC History, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News


Towards an Ecology of the Aging Human Brain: The Shared Project of the ACT Study and UW ADRC

Today, the ACT study maintains extensive data resources in collaboration with the ADRC, including an unrivaled population of people over 90 years old and a collection of over 850 brains—one of the largest in the world. The ACT team attributes the size and the richness of the data to the comprehensiveness of care provided in Group Health, now Kaiser Permanente Washington, and years of detailed medical records that are now stored electronically. The ACT study has learned many lessons to date, which has contributed data to 98 funded grants, with results published in over 350 scientific articles on brain health and dementia risk.

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July 31, 2020

New Lancet Commission report gives latest recommendations for preventing dementia

At AAIC 2020, an international group of researchers announced new additions to an authoritative list of dementia risk factors. Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, ADRC Associate Director and Senior Investigator at Kaiser Permanente WA Health Research Institute gives his perspective on the growing knowledge about preventative risk factors and prevention strategies in early, mid, and later life.

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Q&A, Social Determinants of Health, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News