Good News for St. Louis Alzheimer's Disease Research

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posted by Ted Ryan on January 20, 2015

The National Institutes on Aging has awarded more than $30 million in funding to St. Louis’ own Washington University for Alzheimer’s disease research efforts. Much of the focus goes to two studies researching ways to identify and treat Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms actually begin to appear.

The first grant will help fund ongoing research for the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Network (DIAN), an international program (based at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis) studying a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease caused by a genetic mutation.

The second grant was awarded to the Healthy Aging and Senile Dementia study, which has been monitoring cognitively healthy older adults who may develop Alzheimer’s disease since 1984.

The added funding helps researchers advance their search for Alzheimer’s disease causes and risk factors; indicators of disease onset and progression; and potential preventative measures. The funding also positions St. Louis as a leader in Alzheimer's research.

If you would like to learn more about these programs, click here. To learn more about the many ways that SHC assists those with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers, please contact us.

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  1. Comfort Keepers

    Comfort Keepers

    January 21, 2015

    This is great news! Education is going to be the key to beating this. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Comfort Keepers

    Comfort Keepers

    April 07, 2015

    It is good that they granted the money to a reputable organization that has been studying cognitive health for so long.

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