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Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University developing ‘socially assistive robots’ to stem loneliness and encourage activity among aging

Jun. 18, 2020—Prestigious grant awarded to Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt researcher developing social robotics to stymie apathy among older adults.

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New faculty: Renã A. S. Robinson, associate professor of chemistry

Oct. 23, 2017—Renã A. S. Robinson’s interest in aging dates back to her childhood. Her mother spent her spare time as a caregiver attending to elderly people with dementia. Now an analytic chemist, Robinson is investigating the science behind this very human condition. She is employing the emerging field of proteomics to study the process of aging as well as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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Boomers, Elders and More: ‘Sundowning – A Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease’ Sept. 20

Sep. 18, 2017—Kanah Lewallen, a geriatric nurse practitioner with Vanderbilt Senior Care and the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, will present on the challenges of caring for individuals with dementia who have difficult behaviors.

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Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research at public forum

Jan. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers will discuss their groundbreaking studies on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at an upcoming forum, and the public is invited to attend.

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Learn about communication and Alzheimer’s disease at July 20 lunch and learn

Jul. 13, 2016—Do you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Are you looking for ways to communicate when words are lost?

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Investigators explore African ancestry, Alzheimer’s risk

Apr. 28, 2016—Higher genomic levels of African ancestry are associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a consortium of investigators reported recently in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

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