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An older adult holding their hand up to their ear
When researchers test motor skills, hearing, vision and smell in people in their midlife, they are better able to identify those who may develop cognitive decline or impairment 10 years later, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
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Photo of Dr. Nathaniel Chin in a hallway with windows. He's wearing a blue plaid shirt and grey tie.
Nathaniel Chin, MD, penned a guest essay recently featured in Newsday explaining how emerging Alzheimer’s treatments raise the stakes for understanding the distinction between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
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A photo of the entrance to the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) at UW Hospital. On the wood paneled wall it says, "Research".
Researchers from the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center ranked highly in the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research’s rankings for funding from the National Institutes on Health.
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A photo of a panel at the POLITICO 'How Fast Can We Cure Alzheimer's' event. From left to right, POLITICO FDA reporter Laura Gardner, Gerontological Society of America representative Karen Tracy, UsAgainstAlzheimer's co-founder George Vrandenburg and Dr. Nathaniel Chin (shown virtually on a screen)
Dr. Nathaniel Chin participated in POLITICO’s ‘How Fast Can We Solve Alzheimer’s’ event with advocates and legislators to discuss the path forward for better collaboration among health systems and industry.
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A photo of a gloved hand holding a vial of blood in front of set of other similar vials
A recent study published by JAMA Neurology found that a blood test performed as well as lumbar punctures for sampling cerebrospinal fluid.
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The news report interviews a participant enrolled in the African Americans Fighting Alzheimer’s in Midlife (AA-FAIM) study and describes the health disparities in Alzheimer’s disease.