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UAB investigators look at a gene therapy technique that helps cells take out the trash.
New research from UAB shows that maintaining healthy dendritic spines — a component of neurons — may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.
An American Heart Association panel, including two experts from UAB, says the same healthy habits that can help ward off heart disease or stroke can also help prevent cognitive decline.
A UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.
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.
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.
A new UAB study reports on a potential new treatment for frontotemporal dementia, the second most common type after Alzheimer’s disease.

The eye is a window to the brain; scientists discover early signs of dementia in changes to neurons in the eye’s retina.