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    UNC-Duke center receives $14.8 million in NIH funding for Alzheimer’s research

    Daily Tar Heel article published on Friday, September 24 featuring interviews with Drs. Welsh-Bohmer, Whitson and Garden.

    Walk to De-Feet Dementia

    Walk-To-Defeat-Dementia-2021 Duke and UNC team membersThe ADRC BlueHeels team gathered on Sunday, Sept 26 for the Walk to De-Feet Dementia. It was an afternoon of fun, movement and connection, and the 15-member team raised $1,538 in funds for Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (DANC). Supporting DANC helps to improve the lives of all North Carolinians impacted by dementia, engaging and empowering them through support, education and research.

    The Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative is now the Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

    The Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative has been awarded major new funding as an NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). Learn more >

    Aging Matters Podcast – “Alzheimer’s Disease Research”

    Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative. Our thorough discussion on Alzheimer’s begins with Dr. Heather Whitson, Professor of Medicine and Opthamology and Director for the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Dr. Kim Johnson, Geriatric Psychiatrist at Duke and Division Chief of Memory Disorders in the Department of Neurology shares about the clinical side of the collaborative. And Dr. Gwenn Garden, Chair of Neurology at UNC gives the UNC perspective of the collaborative. Listen to the podcast >

    $2.5 Million Bequest Advances Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Offers Families Hope

    Jeanne Caldwell didn’t have Alzheimer’s disease, yet she knew firsthand the devastation it can cause. For 11 years she cared for her mother who had the disease. After her mother’s death in 2015, Caldwell was determined to do what she could to make sure other families did not have to endure the hardships of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

    Symposium – “Before Amyloid-Beta: Exploring pre-pathology events in Alzheimer’s”

    Free virtual Alzheimer’s disease symposium on June 15 featuring experts who will discuss pre-pathology events in Alzheimer’s disease.

    Joint Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s disease symposium highlights potential role of microbes and inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

    Over 800 scientists from across the United States and overseas convened virtually for a joint Duke/UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Symposium on May 27, 2021. View the agenda and register for the recording >

    What Can You Do to Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

    P. Murali Doraiswamy, director of the Neurocognitive Disorders Program at Duke University School of Medicine discusses the latest tools for detecting the disease, health steps you can take and what advances he sees for the next 10 years in this Wall Street Journal article (June 7, 2021).