Alzheimer's Disease

The first large-scale study of early onset Alzheimer’s disease is led out of Indiana.  A new grant will enable the study to add on genetic research.

Dementia Awareness Event Explores Music Therapy

May 15, 2019
Tim Brimmer (right) takes part in a panel about dementia and music therapy. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

At a panel discussion held during “Memory Day” at Conner Prairie museum in Fishers, Butler University Professor Tim Brimmer talked about his research that has focused on the use of music for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.  

Tau Tangle Discovery Sheds Light On CTE, Alzheimer's

Mar 25, 2019

A new international study with researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine has developed a better understanding of how a certain protein plays into neurodegenerative diseases. 

More than 100,000 Hoosiers live with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to rise 18 percent by 2025.

A new report on the disease highlights the need for better detection.

Alzheimer's Study Moves Ahead With Large NIH Grant

Oct 5, 2018

One year after it was announced, the first large-scale study of early Alzheimer’s disease receives a big boost from the National Institutes of Health. The $44.7 million grant is the single largest for the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Indiana University research identified a tiny molecule that may signal the presence of some types of dementia. Researchers say this could be a first step to developing an early test for Alzheimer’s.

Unlike regular "messenger RNA," which direct cells to produce specific proteins, microRNA plays a regulatory role, increasing or decreasing the number of proteins that messenger RNAs encode. 

Study Examines ACA Impact On Cognitive Impairment

Apr 13, 2018

An Indiana researcher co-authored the first study to look at whether or not an annual wellness visit improves the detection of cognitive impairment. 

Partnership Offers Rides To Alzheimer's Trials

Apr 10, 2018

Alzheimer's scientists say they can't find a cure if they can't do the research, and they can't do the research if they don't have volunteers.

One of the biggest challenges for clinical trial participants is transportation. A new partnership aims to provide rides for volunteers in a new Eli Lilly study in Indianapolis and other locations across the country.  

Indiana Alzheimer's Cases And Costs Rise

Mar 21, 2018
Lyle Bass received an early Alzheimer's diagnosis and has taken steps to improve his overall health and future care. (Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana)
Jill Sheridan

A new report finds Alzheimer’s deaths in Indiana are on the rise as well as related costs. 

A special part of the annual 2018 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures report analyzes the personal and financial savings that an early diagnosis can bring. 

Jill Sheridan / IPB News

A multi-state study to examine early on-set Alzheimer’s will launch soon, and it’s based at Indiana University’s School of Medicine. The Longitudinal Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease or LEADS, is the first, large scale clinical trial to research the disease.

Dr. Liana Apostolova was joined by co-researchers in Indianapolis this week as the study gets underway. The National Institutes of Health awarded the group $7.6 million to research early onset Alzheimer’s.

Pages