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‘This is a top priority’: Alzheimer’s research growing at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Alzheimer’s disease was a mystery to Bernard Baudin when his younger sister was diagnosed with the form of dementia while in her 50s.

Baudin, 69, of Metairie, knew the disease caused memory loss, but he didn’t realize the extent to which it kills brain cells and slowly cripples the body along with the mind.Continue to article.

Study links high cholesterol, blood pressure to dementia

April 17, 2017

Medical researchers are finding more evidence that exercising and reducing cholesterol and high blood pressure can protect your brain or even prevent Alzheimer’s or dementia. Neurologist Diana Kerwin from the O’Donnell Brain Institute at UT Southwestern is involved in a clinical trial aimed at finding out more. View full story…

Creative Aging Symposium & Art for Alzheimer’s Reception

 

Arts Council Greater Baton Rouge

Creative Aging Symposium

The Creative Aging Symposium acknowledges its keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Keller, Ph.D. Dr. Keller is founder and director of the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Recognized around the United States as an expert in dementia research, he has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles on the topics of aging and dementia.

Dr. Keller will be speaking at the symposium this Friday, March 24th on Mindfulness, The Arts, and Brain Function:  Implications for Dementia Care and Prevention.

Exercise and Low Cholesterol May Prevent Dementia

March 15, 2017

Washington University needs participants for new Alzheimer’s study

March 15, 2017

National study tests theory that exercise, lowering cholesterol can help prevent Alzheimer’s

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that what is bad for your cardiovascular system is bad for your brain, but the body is one machine and you cannot separate the heart from the brain. View full story…

North Texas Researchers Working On Alzheimer’s Cure

As the nation mourns the passing of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt, experts say her very public battle with Alzheimer’s continues to raise awareness and therefore support for funding in the fight for a cure. View full story…