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Penn Institute on Aging In the News

  • 04/29/16
    Mark Karasow and his wife, Connie Bastek-Karasow, are part of a giant national experiment to determine whether more precise diagnoses can help patients with hard-to-diagnose dementia symptoms even though there still is little medical help for them.
  • 04/21/16
    Specialists at the Perelman School of Medicine are conducting research to better understand, prevent, and treat concussions and affiliated diseases, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
  • 04/21/16
    Specialists have long suspected that symptoms progressed more slowly in Parkinson's disease patients whose main problem was tremors, rather than walking or balance.
  • 04/16/16
    Researchers are working to develop cognitive assessments to test for the early detection of neurodegenerative disease, as reported by investigators at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Their aim is to create assessments and guidelines that are consistent across practices and that are efficient to conduct in clinical practice.
  • 03/22/16
    The Penn Memory Center's Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group and three patients and caregivers were featured in a follow up story in the Wall Street Journal about the experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.

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