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A New Home for Memory Care

Sanders-Brown is the envy of Alzheimer’s research centers around the country for our leadership in the fight against dementia. We are much more than a research center, however. It our mission to help patients...

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Research Looks at Impact of Patient Sex on Treatment Strategies for Spinal Cord Injuries

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2021) — Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are not only life-threatening at the time of the event, but they can also lead to secondary complications and loss of function in sensory and motor...

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Research Establishes a New Method to Predict Individual Risk of Cognitive Decline

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2021) — The early prognosis of high-risk older adults for amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), using non-invasive and sensitive neuromarkers, is key for early prevention of...

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Posted - Feb 5Read More

UK Researcher Finds Alzheimer’s Patients ‘Get Hooked on a Feeling’ With Music

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2021) — Newly published research has found familiar music can elicit an extended emotional response in patients with Alzheimer’s-type dementia. The findings from this potential new...

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Posted - Jan 26Read More

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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Posted - Jan 20Read More

SPARK: Robin Williams and His Battle with Lewy Body Dementia

Join us for a free online viewing of the documentary SPARK6 – 8 pm on Thursday, April the 8thAfter the film, please join us for a panel discussion with local and national research experts on Lewy Body Dementia...

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Posted - Jan 16Read More

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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Posted - Dec 3Read More

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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Posted - Nov 2Read More

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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Posted - Sep 25Read More

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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Posted - Sep 23Read More

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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Posted - Aug 25Read More

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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Posted - Aug 25Read More

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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Posted - Aug 11Read More