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AARP investing $60 million to fund research and treatment for Kentuckians suffering from Alzheimer’s

Mary Kuhlman Public News Service An estimated 71,000 people in Kentucky are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and efforts to better treat and potentially cure the brain disease are getting a major boost from AARP, which is investing $60 million in the Disrupt Dementia Discovery Fund for dementia and Alzheimer’s research. Dementia silently destroys the brain for nearly 15 years before...

Alzheimer’s research gets renewed funding –with help of people with Down syndrome

    By Laura Dawahare Special to KyForward   Two researchers from the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging in Lexington have received a multimillion dollar grant renewal to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging – with the help of people with Down syndrome.   Those with Down syndrome have a third copy of Chromosome 21, and that...

Alzheimer’s disease trial at UK is first in the world, may signal new hope for sufferers

By Allison Elliott-Shannon Special to KyForward   A new clinical trial being conducted at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the UK Alzheimer’s Disease Center may signal new hope in the future for those who might be afflicted with the devastating disease.   Taking laboratory research pioneered at Sanders Brown and the associated Alzheimer’s Disease Center...