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How proteins spread linked to Alzheimer’s disease sex differences

Jul. 18, 2019—The ways certain proteins spread may help explain why the prevalence of Alzheimer’s is higher in women than in men.

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Free memory and Alzheimer’s gene screenings May 14

May. 10, 2019—Staff from the Center for Cognitive Medicine will administer memory screenings and Alzheimer’s gene screenings at no cost to community members ages 60 and above.

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Center for Cognitive Medicine offering Alzheimer’s APOE4 Gene Screening

Feb. 12, 2019—Center for Cognitive Medicine offering Alzheimer's APOE4 Gene Screening at Whole Foods on Feb. 18.

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Volunteers needed for study exploring Alzheimer’s risk

Jan. 4, 2019—The Center for Cognitive Medicine is seeking volunteers ages 65-75 who have not been diagnosed with any memory impairment and are interested in whether their genetics show they are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Volunteers 55-75 needed for study involving free memory screening

Nov. 9, 2018—The Center for Cognitive Medicine is in search of volunteers ages 55-75 to participate in a free memory screening.

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Center for Cognitive Medicine open house and Alzheimer’s screening

Sep. 4, 2018—Interested in the treatments and prevention of Alzheimer's disease? The Center for Cognitive Medicine is hosting an open house and screening event on Sept. 7.

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‘An Aging and Healthy Brain Symposium and Community Dinner’

Aug. 14, 2018—The Center for Cognitive Medicine at Vanderbilt Univerity Medical Center presents, 'An Aging and Healthy Brain Symposium & Community Dinner' on Aug. 22.

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ApoE4 Alzheimer’s Gene Screening on Aug. 3

Aug. 1, 2018—The Center for Cognitive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in partnership with the Generation Program will be offering ApoE4 Alzheimer’s Gene Screening on Friday, August 3.

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Clues found to recurrent depression

Mar. 2, 2017—Women who have had repeated depressive episodes tend to pay more attention to negative emotional information, suggesting that they may benefit from cognitive therapy to build new, more positive pathways in their brains.

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Alzheimer’s risk gene in younger adults

Jun. 2, 2016—A genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease in later life appears to benefit younger adults as they age.

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Depression study seeks to predict treatment response

Aug. 27, 2015—Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error — much to the frustration of patients and the health care providers who treat them.

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Blood pressure gene tied to cognitive decline

Dec. 4, 2014—Size may not matter in a lot of things, but when it comes to cognitive decline, the size of the hippocampus definitely seems to be an issue.

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