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CNN reports on Drs. Bock and Yaffe's findings on apathy and risk of dementia

October 16, 2020
(CNN) Apathy, a decrease in motivation and goal-directed behavior, in older adults could lead to an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. Finding ways to treat apathy could be key in slowing neurodegeneration as we age, according to the study, published Wednesday by...

Sex, Race, and Risk of Dementia Diagnosis after Traumatic Brain Injury among Older Veterans

September 25, 2020
Abstract Objective: To investigate whether sex and race differences exist in dementia diagnosis risk associated with TBI among older Veterans. Methods: Using Fine-Gray regression models, we investigated incident dementia diagnosis risk with TBI exposure by sex and race.

Together Receives $2.5M from the NIH for Alzheimer’s Research

September 18, 2020
Dr. Barnes will serve as a co-investigator on an NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant awarded to Together Senior Health to test the effects of Moving Together -- a telehealth version of her Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ) program for people living with memory...

Dr. Brenowitz finds associations between hearing impairment and neuropathologic burden

August 21, 2020
Hearing impairment was linked to neuropathological hallmarks of dementia, an autopsy study suggested. In older adults who were cognitively normal, impaired hearing was associated with tau neurofibrillary degeneration, reported Willa Brenowitz, PhD, MPH, of the University of California San...

Fox News picks up CPBH paper on multisensory impairment

August 03, 2020
“Stop and smell the roses” may actually be important when it comes to detecting your risk for dementia and getting early treatment for the condition, according to a new study.

Dr. Yaffe joins UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and over 80 other partners & experts calling for national dementia prevention goals.

July 20, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2020) – More than 80 health, aging and advocacy groups and leaders today called for the United States to set a national prevention goal to ultimately reduce the number of people who develop Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Association of Circadian Abnormalities in Older Adults With an Increased Risk of Developing Parkinson Disease

By Yue Leng, MD, PhD on July 08, 2020
Key Points Question  Are circadian abnormalities in older adults associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson disease over time?

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