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Special Cafe Offers An Oasis For People With Alzheimer’s And Their Caregivers

March 20, 2019
 

By Bonnie Petrie   Tucked inside a nondescript building in a residential neighborhood in northwest San Antonio is a little cafe. However, here the coffee doesn’t come in Italian sizes, and the guests provide the music. Welcome to a memory cafe. Mixed into the crowd are people with dementia and their caregivers. Carole White, director […]

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News4SA: Brain Bank opens to bring more research and treatment to CTE, Alzheimer’s patients

March 14, 2019
 

by Adam King This week Brain Awareness Week is a nationwide effort to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research, and there is a brand new facility opening in San Antonio to help protect the his week Brain Awareness Week is a nationwide effort to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research, […]

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Largest Alzheimer’s study finds 5 new genes of risk

March 1, 2019
 

An international team of researchers — including faculty of UT Health San Antonio — analyzed information from more than 94,000 individuals to arrive at new findings about the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease, including five new genes that increase Alzheimer’s risk. The meta-analysis, which combines and reevaluates data collected by four consortia that make up the International Genomic […]

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Texas Public Radio: Researchers Try Nicotine To Treat Memory Loss

February 13, 2019
 

Researchers in San Antonio are recruiting people with mild cognitive impairment for a nationwide study to see if nicotine improves symptoms. The study is called the MIND study — Memory Improvement Through Nicotine Dosing. Those behind the study are trying to find out if people who are starting to have memory problems experience improvement if they’re […]

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Texas Public Radio: Can You Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s?

January 23, 2019
 

To listen to the segment, visit Texas Public Radio. Guests: Dr. Sudha Seshadri, professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and founding director of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases Dr. Maria Carrillo, chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association Ginny Funk, programs and advocacy director for the Alzheimer’s Association San Antonio and […]

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Faculty member awarded 2019 Presidential Award

January 22, 2019
 

UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, announced the 2019 Presidential Award winners Jan. 15. Established in 1985, the Presidential Awards recognize exemplary performance by individuals who consistently excel in their positions and demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission and core values of UT Health San Antonio. Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant […]

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San Antonio Express News: Studies of Alzheimer’s and brain diseases vital for Texas

January 14, 2019
 

“The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race.” Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian neurosurgeon (1891-1976) The healthy brain solves problems, triumphs over adversity, paints works of art and composes sonatas. When the brain is diseased or injured, by contrast, the toll is […]

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Study finds association between vascular factors and brain shrinkage

December 19, 2018
 

Tiny blood vessels carry life-sustaining nutrition to the deepest recesses of the brain. How early in life do these small, but essential, tributaries begin to lose their function? This decline might start in middle age, and a subset of people may be more at risk for it than others, suggests a study published by faculty […]

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Announcing occupational therapy services for people with dementia and their caregivers

December 3, 2018
 

By Kate Hunger New Department of Occupational Therapy clinical faculty member Laura Novak, OTR, is developing the new occupational therapy services program at the UT Health San Antonio Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Laura Novak, OTR Nova joined the department in July. She has 18 years’ experience as a clinician, primarily within […]

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Dr. Parker and Dr. Gonzales receive Texas Alzheimer’s consortium funding

November 19, 2018
  Alicia Parker, M.D., and Mitzi Gonzales, Ph.D., of UT Health San Antonio will receive grant funding from the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC), the organization recently announced. Alicia Parker, M.D. Dr. Parker is assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and staff physician with the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. [...] Read More