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Links 1 through 10 of 151 by pennmedcomms tagged institute_on_aging

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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, co-director of the Penn Memory Center and director of the Penn Healthy Brain Research Center, commented to MedPage Today about clinical advances in Alzheimer's care in 2015.

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Darina Petrovsky, RN, MN, a nurse researching the effect of music on memory-impaired patients at the Penn Memory Center, was interview by the Philadelphia Inquirer on the positive effect music can have for patient's with memory loss.

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Angela Bradbury, MD, assistant professor of Hematology/Oncology, was interviewed by KYW radio about Penn's role in a new study in which our genetic counselors will provide telegenetics support, sharing potential participants' genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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The decor in The Easton Home in Easton, PA, comes straight out of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. The old-fashioned rooms in the dementia wing of the elder-care facility are intended to make residents feel at home, help them retrieve memories and get them talking about their younger selves. "Memory units like this, who have made a special effort to create spaces that kindle pleasant memories, make a lot of sense, and should become more and more of the norm," Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy and co-director of the Penn Memory Center, told the Associated Press. This story was picked up by several national news outlets.

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