New guidelines suggest exercise and cognitive training can help lower the risk of dementia for those with mild cognitive impairment.
New research from UAB shows that maintaining healthy dendritic spines — a component of neurons — may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.
Advances in brain imaging allowing early detection of the plaques implicated in Alzheimer’s disease have pushed prevention strategies in the fight against dementia.
UAB’s School of Medicine will host The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Educating America Tour at UAB to discuss best practices for caregiving, current research efforts and resources for lives affected by Alzheimer’s.
UAB is a clinical site for the A4 Study of Alzheimer’s disease, recently featured in Newsweek magazine.
A UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.
Celebrity chef B. Smith, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, will be joined by UAB Alzheimer’s expert Erik Roberson, for a discussion of the disease at a signing for Smith’s new book.
A new pilot study led by Shannon Morrison, Ph.D., is exploring the effects of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with adequate protein in older persons living with HIV.
The Alzheimer’s plaques that accumulate around brain cells also congregate along the walls of blood vessels, according to UAB research, and that may contribute to cognitive issues.
This improvement in cognition persists despite a high-glycemic-index diet, a possible risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
Research to identify a new approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease gets new funding after a pilot grant from the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance.
editing the brain
Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools are allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never before. In The Mix, UAB neuroscientist Jeremy Day, Ph.D., explains how he uses these techniques in his lab, and why they could lead to an entirely new kind of therapy.
UAB has launched one of the first clinics in the nation designed to provide healthy adults with an assessment of their risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

UAB researchers present warning signs that can be seen when an older adult begins to lose the ability to manage finances – which could indicate dementia.

A new UAB clinic can predict risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and offer strategies to reduce that risk.

A study in mice with genetic mutations seen in human Alzheimer's disease found that the feeling of hunger itself may protect against the disease.

UAB launches new Alzheimer’s trial, looking for study participants with mild to moderate disease.

Harrell has been named a professor emerita in neurology.

A UAB School of Nursing professor will edit a new online nursing journal.
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