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.

Simple lifestyle changes can help brain functioning

An article on highlights how simple lifestyle changes may help the mind as well as the body. The January 6, 2016 posting by Linda Carroll identifies seven strategies to keep the brain sharp.

Training Pittsburgh businesses to serve customers with dementia

Sophie Wodzak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote an article published on October 6, 2015 about Home Instead Senior Care’s new Alzheimer’s Friendly Business Program that strives to reduce the stigma surrounding the disease and supporting families facing the disease in their day-to-day life.

Physical Activity Can Bulk Up the Brain

Erickson, of Pitt’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Center for Neuroscience, studies brain function and has published extensively on cognitive changes that occur as a function of physical health and aging.

Dr. Klunk Elected to Chair

William E. Klunk, MD, PhD has been elected to the National Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors and Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council for the upcoming 2014-2015 term.