Funding for the new Native Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Resource Center in Minority Aging comes from a $2.8 million five‑year grant from the National Institute on Aging.
SEATTLE – Activating or inhibiting the growth factors linked to dementia, cancer and wound healing will be discussed at the free, public Washington State University Innovators lecture and reception 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle.
PULLMAN – Volunteers are needed for a new study of memory loss that is getting under way at WSU.
The researchers hope to enroll 100 volunteers who are not experiencing memory problems, 50 who are experiencing mild memory problems, and 50 who have been diagnosed with a progressive memory disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease. Participants must be age 50 or older, fluent in English and have no history of significant brain injury, stroke or disease other than the possible dementia that would be a subject of the study. Individuals who have participated in other studies with the researchers are welcome to join this study.
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A black canvas notebook and a timer are the low-tech tools Eleanor Catlin is using to keep her independence.For the past year, she has been keeping track of her life hour by hour throughout the day. On the right page is her plan, where she writes down any appointments or errands she needs to do, and the left page of her notebook is what she actually does.Thursday, Feb. 23: 11 a.m., lunch; 1:30 p.m., appointment at WSU.Over the past year Catlin and her husband, Jay Scheldorf, have had many appointments at the WSU Psychology Department, both as study participants and as clients at the Psychology … » More …
Imagine that your mother is losing her memory. She