Apr. 14, 2021—Join Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty Jennifer Kim and Kanah May Lewallen for information about dementia care assisted living considerations, choosing a nursing home, community resources and safety measures for the home. The discussion will be on Wednesday, April 21, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Mar. 22, 2021—Cancer chemotherapy lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders that disproportionately affect older people.
Mar. 9, 2021—Caring for a person with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Join Dr. Jennifer Kim and Dr. Kanah Lewallen with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as they provide communication strategies for addressing behaviors in dementia.
Feb. 12, 2021—Caregivers of people with dementia often face uncontrollable situations. Join Jennifer Kim and Kanah Lewallen of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as they provide an overview of dementia on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Feb. 2, 2021—Sedative medications used in intensive care are associated with increased delirium, which is in turn connected with higher medical costs and greater risk of death and ICU-related dementia.
Dec. 16, 2020—Christos Constantinidis has been appointed professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering beginning Jan. 1, 2021. At Vanderbilt, he also will be a member of the university’s Brain Institute and the Vision Research Center.
Nov. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers are enrolling adults aged 75 and over to study whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol also called Lipitor®, can help maintain health by preventing dementia, disability, and heart disease.
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.
May. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt's inaugural Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day drew more than 100 attendees to hear faculty lectures on subjects ranging from diet to brain modeling, take in short “data blitzes” on individual areas of research, and visit a 35-station poster session.
Mar. 18, 2019—The video game isn’t about talking robots or colorful books. It’s about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most importantly, working together.
Mar. 27, 2018—The cognitive impairment that affects patients who survive a stay in the ICU does not appear to have a similar mechanism to Alzheimer’s disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Jun. 14, 2017—Many older adults with dementia do not eat and drink a sufficient amount to maintain a healthy weight. Simple strategies are effective but time-consuming for care providers.