The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has recognized eight Kentuckians aged 80 and up (including one married couple) and three centenarians who exemplify graceful aging by remaining engaged in active lifestyles.
The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant to Jose Abisambra, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA), to study a brain protein that becomes abnormally modified in the course of developing Alzheimer's disease.
The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky will hold its fourth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, 2014.
New research by scientists at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging suggests that people who notice their memory is slipping may be on to something.
The research, led by Richard Kryscio, PhD, chair of the Department of Biostatistics and associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at UK, appears to confirm that self-reported memory complaints are strong predictors of clinical memory impairment later in life. The study was published in an online issue of Neurology on Sept 24, 2014 .
The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is seeking nominations for its Markesbery Senior Star and Wekstein Centenarian Awards, which recognize and honor those who exemplify graceful aging by remaining engaged in active lifestyles.
The Markesbery Senior Star candidates must be older than 80, and the Wekstein Centenarian Award recognizes those who are 100 or older. As part of the selection criteria, the nominee must have a current level of engagement in society and must have made significant, lasting contributions in professional and community life service as a volunteer and role model for future generations.
The deadline is October 1, 2014!
For more information about selection criteria or to request a nomination packet, call the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation at (859) 323-5374.
Dr. Peter T. Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) at the University of Kentucky, and David Fardo of UK's Department of Biostatistics, have been awarded the 2014 Asao Hirano Prize from the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) for the best paper presented on neurodegenerative diseases at its annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, last month.
The Bright Focus Foundation has announced that three different researchers from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have received Bright Focus grants for 2014. Professor Steve Estus and associate professors Harry LeVine and Paul Murphy were each recognized for their work on Alzheimer's disease.
"Only 25 Bright Focus grants are awarded worldwide each year, so it's an achievement to get one. But three Bright Focus grants in a single year is truly exceptional," said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK HealthCare's executive vice president of health affairs. "These awards are an appropriate reflection of Sanders-Brown's international reputation for groundbreaking research into the causes and treatments for Alzheimer's and other cerebrovascular disease."