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Nathaniel Chin, MD, director of medical services for the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), shared with TMJ4 News Milwaukee and NBC 15 how NBC’s ‘This is Us’ character’s diagnosis affects his patients. In the show, Mandy Moore’s character Rebecca was diagnosed with MCI, and Chin is grateful that the show is putting a spotlight on this medical issue. 

“Think of MCI as the umbrella term that we will use for someone who has a...

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Dr. Peggye Dilworth Anderson

Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, retired professor of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Health at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a renowned Alzheimer's disease researcher, will present the keynote address "My Story, Your Story: Sharing the Dementia Caregiver's Journey" at the 10th Annual Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch on Saturday, March 14, at Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The event, which will take place 8:30 a.m...

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series of maps of Wisconsin showing neighborhood disadvantage rankings

On camera for ABC27/WKOW and News 3/Channel 3000, Amy Kind, MD, PhD, and Barbara Bendlin, PhD, shared their findings from a new study recently published in JAMA Neurology

The study “Neighborhood disadvantaged is associated with cerebral and hippocampal volume,” looked at different brain regions associated with memory and compared across individuals without signs of cognitive impairment. The researchers used the Neighborhood Atlas tool to define and localize the relative advantage of different neighborhoods...

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dr ozioma okonkwo

Physical exercise is a vital factor in maintaining and improving memory and cognitive performance, and a recent special issue of Brain Plasticity, “Exercise Effects on Cognitive Function in Humans,” explores this connection. Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of geriatrics and gerontology, was guest editor for the special issue, and also co-authored an editorial about the published research. 

The issue editorial outlines four research papers and three reviews. Some of...

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Megan Zuelsdorff

Megan Zuelsdorff, PhD, was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Alzheimer’s disease research at the UW and answer listener questions. Topics that were covered included dementia risk after surgery, early diagnosis, hearing and dementia risk, the MIND diet, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and more.

Stress and Resilience in Dementia” aired on WPR’s “The Larry Meiller Show” on January 14, 2020. 

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promo ad for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders research day on March 5, 2020

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Research Day poster session. The call for posters is open to students of all levels, trainees, researchers, and faculty who are involved in research related to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, aging, and related topics.

Poster abstracts are due Monday, February 3, and must be submitted online. Accepted poster presenters will be notified by February 10.

Members of...

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series of maps of Wisconsin showing neighborhood disadvantage rankings

A new study finds neighborhood disadvantage may negatively impact the brain in middle to older age.

The study “Neighborhood disadvantage is associated with cerebral and hippocampal volume,” was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology. The study was led by Barbara Bendlin, PhD, and Amy Kind, MD, PhD, associate professors of medicine (geriatrics), and Jack Hunt, a dual MD/PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program in...

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Dementia Matters promo for top 6 podcast episodes of 2019

"Dementia Matters" is a podcast about Alzheimer's disease, hosted by UW Health geriatrician and memory care specialist Nathaniel Chin, MD. Listeners learn about research advances and caregiver strategies from local and national dementia experts.

In 2019, "Dementia Matters" released 24 episodes on topics ranging from battling health disparities in aging research to safety tips for the aging driver. Below is a list of the six most popular "Dementia Matters" episodes of 2019.

  1. Understanding Behavioral and...
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cover photo of handbook of clinical neurology geriatric neurology

In a new book, Geriatric Neurology, co-editors Sanjay Asthana, MD, and Steven T. DeKosky, MD, offer doctors, researchers, and advanced students comprehensive guidance on treating patients with age-related neurological changes and disease.
 
“The published book is among the first to bring the fields of geriatrics and neurology together targeting neurodegenerative disorders,” Asthana says. 
 
Geriatric Neurology covers the topics in two parts. Section 1, “Foundations and Principles of Geriatric Neurology,” includes chapters...

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The Caring Generation Talk Radio - Is Healthcare Forgetting the Elderly? - photo shows elderly woman in hospital bed with young physician

As individuals age, chronic diseases like high blood pressure, arthritis, and diabetes demand more medical attention, and getting the proper medical care can be a challenge. On a recent episode of "The Caring Generation Talk Radio," host Pamela D. Wilson discussed healthcare bias and neglect toward older patients with Dr. Mary Wyman, clinical psychologist at the University of Wisconsin and a member of the Gleason lab at the Wisconsin ADRC. Wyman talked about the possibility of implicit bias...