CNDR in the News
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.
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.
Specialists have long suspected that symptoms progressed more slowly in Parkinson's disease patients whose main problem was tremors, rather than walking or balance.
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.
Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics, Health Policy, and Neurology, and a regular contributor to Forbes.com, penned an article about increasing the conversation about Alzheimer's disease.
Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, was interviewed by Today.com, about a new research study out today showing that physical exercise may help to stave off dementia.
The Institute on Aging gave this year's Joseph A. Pignolo Award in Aging Research to Bruce Yanker, MD, PhD, professor of Neurology and Genetics at Harvard Medical School. His presentation about a gene regulator called REST that he believes may protect the brain from thinking and memory problems early in life was covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
As a special contributor to Forbes.com, Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, wrote about a new study which shows that the risk of developing dementia is declining. Karlawish was also quoted on the subject in a MedPage Today article.
John Trojanowski, MD, PhD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Institute on Aging, was quoted in a story on MedPage Today about new research which showed the first-ever sign of Tau tangles in vervet monkeys.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a “memory cafe,” which was started to give Penn Memory Center patients and their caregivers a safe place to socialize where everyone understands and accepts the challenges and sometimes embarrassing symptoms.
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