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UK Study Potentially Links Low Blood Amylin Level to Reduced Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) — More than 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is projected to triple by 2050. Despite that growing number, there is not yet a cure.Florin Despa...

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience and a researcher at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an internationally recognized...

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UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Director Elected as AAAS Fellow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2020) — Linda J. Van Eldik, director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of...

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'Behind the Blue': Dr. Peter Nelson Discusses UK’s Leading Efforts on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2020) — The statistics on Alzheimer’s and dementia inducing brain disease are frightening to look at, and unlike research into cancer and heart disease, researchers have often been...

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Multi-Million Dollar Multidisciplinary Grant Supports Advancement of Epilepsy Research

LEXINGTON, KY. (Oct. 27, 2020) — A $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is supporting a multidisciplinary team of University of Kentucky researchers in continuing their work to find...

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Young Library Shines Purple to Bring Awareness to Alzheimer’s and Caregivers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2020) — In celebration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver’s Month, from Wednesday, Nov. 4 to Friday, Nov. 6, the William T. Young Library will...

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Register Here for the 2020 Markesbery Symposium

Register Below for the 2020 Markesbery SymposiumScientific SessionMonday, November 9, 20209:50 am - 2:00 pm via ZoomRegister Here

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Sanders-Brown Research Discovers New Pathway in TDP-43 Related Dementias

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2020) – Recent work published by researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) highlights what the lead investigator calls the “cornerstone” of her...

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UK’s Sanders-Brown, Penn Researchers Provide Insights into Newly Characterized Form of Dementia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2020) — Working with their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that they can differentiate between subtypes of dementia...

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Sanders-Brown Study Leads to Potential New Treatment Approach for Alzheimer’s Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2020) — Research looking at a possible new therapeutic approach for Alzheimer’s disease was recently published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. The paper by researchers at the...

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The Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday, September 12th so wear purple, get out & walk around town!To join our team, click here!Virtual Walk: Even though we will not be together in a big crowd,...

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COVID-19 may disproportionately affect patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted research, outcomes, long-term care and disparities related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to presenters at the Alzheimer’s Association International...

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Virtual Morning Light 5K

Complete the Race anytime between Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 29, 2020 for the Virtual Morning Light 5k to help raise money for UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging!Race fee includes race t-shirt....

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Sanders-Brown Researchers Publish Article Exploring if ‘Social Distancing’ Will Lead to ‘Research Distancing’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2020) — COVID-19 has dramatically altered everyday life around the globe. Ongoing research studies are not immune to the disruptions and changes caused by the global pandemic....

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Important Dementia Studies Continuing at UK Despite Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

LEXINGTON, Ky.  (July 30, 2020) —The COVID-19 pandemic brought many things to a screeching halt and continues to impact our daily lives. However, important research at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-...

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Researchers Publish Study Looking at Approaches to Better Treat Alzheimer's Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 29, 2020) — Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among the elderly and currently there is no cure for the disease. The hallmarks of AD are the Aβ plaques and tau...

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