News Highlights

Care Interventions for People Living With Dementia and Their Caregivers

The aging of the U.S. population and the concurrent rise in the number of adults living with dementia underscore the urgent need for a systematic review of the available evidence for care interventions for PLWD and their formal and informal caregivers. The National Institute on Aging commissioned such a review from the Evidence-based Practice Center Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

New Blood Test Aids Pitt Alzheimer’s Research

With a new blood test, Pitt researchers are hoping to determine whether the content of someone’s blood could indicate if their learning and memory abilities are in danger of diminishing.

Doris & Hugh Papke: A Caregivers Story

Hugh Papke has been a caregiver for his wife Doris who has had Alzheimer’s for 11 years. Doris is a former participant of the ADRC at the University of Pittsburgh.