Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
800 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0230
Behavioral Science and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Dr. Caban-Holt’s research focuses on cognition, the behavioral effects of dementia, and detecting dementia through neuropsychological evaluation. Her research experience is quite varied; working on projects such as looking at sleep and agitation in dementia patients, investigating the potential protective effects of vitamin E and selenium for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, and elucidating the challenges for African-American caregivers of dementia patients. Dr. Caban-Holt will be UK site investigator for a Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study-sponsored clinical trial looking at home-based, self- administered assessment methods for identifying cognitive decline in healthy individuals over the age of 75. An additional focus involves African-American caregivers of dementia patients in Kentucky and their care giving experiences.