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Preemptive Strike Against Alzheimer's Could Markedly Change Course

  • What you need to know: Armed with early studies suggesting that what we do today greatly influences how well our brains function tomorrow, top Alzheimer’s disease researchers at CU and beyond are doing an about-face in the laboratories and doctors’ offices. Focusing on when and how dementias begin, they say, could dramatically curb the rising toll they are taking on the country. Of note: Sept. 21 is World Alzheimer's Day.

Could getting a flu shot every year as an older adult or taking piano lessons as a young child help curb the upward trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease as the nation ages? It’s possible, studies suggest. That evidence and more has spurred a shift in thinking, with experts looking backward in hopes of moving dementia care forward.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 04, 2020
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CU Anschutz Researchers Shed Light on Split-Second Decision Making

A little understood region of the cerebellum plays a critical role in making split-second `go-no go’ decisions, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 31, 2020
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