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Volunteers needed for study of memory and dementia

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 […]

Leadership class, citizens build local playground

(Photo:Willie Heggins, WSU, Shannon Gaines,Community Action Center, and Gary Hyde of Pullman Rotary look over plans for playground.) Construction of a playground for residents of the Bellevue Apartment Complex  is taking place Thursday through Saturday this week. The effort has been organized by Willie J. Heggins, assistant professor in the WSU College of Education. Students […]

Memory-loss study seeks volunteers

Researchers at WSU are seeking volunteers aged 50 and over to participate in a study that may lead to new techniques to assist those suffering from progressive dementia. Led by Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, associate professor of psychology at WSU, the study is intended to provide a better understanding of how various types of memory and other […]

WSU Tri-Cities nursing students back from Katrina relief effort

Nine WSU Tri-Cities nursing students-all working toward their bachelor degree in nursing-have returned from a week of volunteer service to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Louisiana.The students, who spent the week dispensing medications, medical care and supplies to victims and working 12-hour shifts to relieve weary medical teams, arrived home the night of Sept. 11 and […]