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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.