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. 31, 2015—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host a Lunch and Learn on Aug. 19 on how to recognize dementia vs. typical age-related change.
May. 5, 2015—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center partnered with Senior Helpers to sponsor the inaugural Virtual Dementia Tour April 22.
Oct. 16, 2013—In the latest VUCast: ICU patients are leaving hospitals with a dementia-like disease; What’s the fate of the Republican Party?; Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham; and It's time to celebrate -- the Rate My Professor 2013 rankings are in. All this and more in Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.
Oct. 7, 2013—When Todd Monroe’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer late in the course of her dementia, the nursing home staff caring for her struggled to assess her pain.
Aug. 15, 2013—The Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging is taking the “bench to bedside” concept of translational research out into the community, forming partnerships with assisted living facilities to examine how evidence can be put into action to improve the care of elders.
Aug. 1, 2013—A study of cognitive complaints in older adults showed that memory concerns from both the patient and an informant was most predictive of converting to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia within three years.
Oct. 11, 2012—An analysis of Amish populations revealed novel risk genes for late-onset Alzheimer disease.
Jan. 27, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: · Inside A Preds coach’s deep brain stimulation surgery · How nicotine could impact memory · Why a research lab wants Vandy undergrads
Jan. 19, 2012—Watch video of Dr. William Petrie speaking on Alzheimer’s disease. Petrie spoke Jan. 18 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...
Apr. 4, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers, who helped organize a consortium including the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and the Boston University School of Medicine, have identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, released today by Nature Genetics, effectively double the number of genes known to contribute...