Improving emergency care for older adults
In the United States, adults aged 50 and older make more than 40 million trips to emergency departments (EDs) each year. And that number is expected to grow, Ula Hwang, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine discusses importance of making geriatric emergency care a priority.Source: YaleNews
Hwang among team of GEAR Network researchers focused on improving emergency care for people living with dementia
Ula Hwang, MD co-authors a new collection of research papers that set out priority areas to better provide emergency care for people living with dementia in the United States. Four papers and an accompanying editorial were published today in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. The GEAR Network is focused on areas of research that need to be undertaken to provide the best care for people living with dementia when they arrive at the emergency department.
Introducing New Additions to the Outreach and Engagement Core of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Carmen I. Carrión, Psy.D. has joined the ORE as an Associate Core Leader, joining Isis Burgos-Chapman, MD. Dr. Carrión is an Assistant Professor and a bilingual (Spanish) neuropsychologist in the department of Neurology.
What to Do About Aducanumab? Academic Memory Programs Brace for the Tough Questions
Academic medical centers are establishing committees and workgroups to develop standards and criteria for determining eligibility for the newly-approved and controversial Alzheimer's drug, aducanumab.Source: NeurologyToday
FDA calls for federal investigation into its controversial Alzheimer’s drug approval
The head of the Food and Drug Administration has called for a wide-ranging federal investigation into the approval of Biogen’s treatment for Alzheimer’s disease just one month after a decision that sparked the ire of lawmakers, doctors, and public health advocates.Source: STAT News
SLEEP-SMART Intervention Shows Promising Results for Women Suffering from Sleeping Problems, Depression, and Anxiety
Preliminary data indicate SLEEP-SMART can improve sleep patterns, show associated reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improve the functioning of brain circuits important in emotional and cognitive health.
Research Begun by WHRY Continues to Show Possible Pathway to Derail Dementia
Research is revealing the mechanisms that underlie the role of estradiol in memory so that next generation treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias can specifically target these mechanisms and avoid the potential for negative side effects of systemic estrogen therapy.
MRI's Motivated by Mom
A lifetime resident of New Haven County, Kathy (71) is also a longtime supporter of clinical research at Yale. She has volunteered for many studies involving MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machines, a technique used for visualizing the brain without radiation, so scientists can learn more about the brain and clinicians will be better equipped to treat the many diseases associated with it. One of these, Alzheimer’s disease, is what first inspired Kathy to participate in research when she lost her mother to the condition.