Alzheimer's Disease
  • Article
  • Aug 18 2021

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will receive renewed funding for its Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) program from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health.

  • Article
  • Jul 13 2021

A recently published study from University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researcher Justin Miller, Ph.D., found 11 rare genetic variants spanning 10 genes, including previously unknown variants in two known Alzheimer's disease risk genes.

  • Article
  • Jun 9 2021

The day was established to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on the African American community, since their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease is two to three times higher than white Americans.

  • Article
  • Jun 7 2021

A published study focused on polyamines, molecules produced by our own cells and found in the foods we eat. Polyamine supplementation could boost mitochondrial function and memory as we age.

  • Article
  • Jun 4 2021

UK Neuroscience Professor Greg Gerhardt's new research program will provide answers to questions about the role of neurotransmitters in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Article
  • Feb 5 2021

Their work shows that direct measures of brain signatures during mental activity are more sensitive and accurate predictors of memory decline than current standard behavioral testing.

  • Article
  • 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 approach were featured in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

  • Article
  • Jan 21 2021

Florin Despa says that a major scientific goal is to understand whether the same factors that are involved in age-related metabolic disorders such as type-2 diabetes may also play a role in the development and progression of cognitive decline and dementia.

  • Podcast
  • Nov 20 2020

Dr. Peter Nelson, of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, has spent the last 15 years in the Commonwealth helping to lead the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia inducing brain disease.

  • Article
  • Oct 27 2020

In the sessions for both the scientific and community audience, attendees will have the opportunity to hear clinicians and researchers from UK and other institutions share current findings, trends, and latest updates on dementia and aging disorders.