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    Phone: 608-263-2854
    Toll-free: 1-800-417-4169

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    flock.carolyn@mayo.edu
    Phone: 608-392-7187
    Toll-free: 1-800-362-5454, ext. 27187

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    Phone: 414-219-7911

WRAP in the News

Hearing loss could pose greater risk of potential dementia in later life – study (7/17/17, the guardian.com)

 

New And Expanded Risk Factors For Cognitive Decline And Alzheimer's Disease (7/17/17, healthtechnology.net)

 

Stress And Poverty May Explain High Rates Of Dementia In African-Americans (7/16/17, NPR)

 

Stressful life experience can 'age your brain', research suggests (7/17/17, yahoo news UK)

 

Stress of poverty, racism raise risk of Alzheimer’s for African Americans, new research suggests (7/17/17, Washington Post)

 

African Americans are the most at risk for developing Alzheimer's, study finds (7/17/17, Foxbusiness.com)

 

Study indicates link between poor sleep, increased risk of Alzheimer's (7/17/17, patientdaily.com)

 

Hearing loss, diminished verbal fluency and hospitalizations can signal cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, studies find (7/17/17, Washington Post)

 

Hearing is Believing: Speech May Be a Clue to Mental Decline (7/17/17 ABC news)

 

How Exercise May Protect the Brain from Alzheimer's Disease (6/26/17, TIME Magazine)

 

Alzheimer's Disease Study Links Brain Health and Physical Activity (6/21/17, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease)

 

UW Initiative to End Alzheimer's works toward cure (2/13/17, channel3000.com)

 

Alzheimer's Research Takes Center Stage (Vital Signs, UW Dept. of Medicine newsletter, August, 2016)

Researchers affiliated with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, many of whom also hold appointments at the Department of Medicine, presented a total of 34 oral abstracts and scientific posters at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) on July 22-28 in Toronto, Canada

 

Complex Work with People Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease (med.wisc.edu, 07/25/2016)

Jobs that involve complex social interactions with other people may help keep your brain young.

 

What hurts black participation in Alzheimer's disease studies? History (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/19/2016)

 

1500 Points of Light (12/14/15)

An article about WRAP research particpiants' involvment in the Will I Be Next? documentary currently under production. Will I be Next is about the search for a cure to Alzheimer's disease.

 

New UW Health Study: Possible link between Alzheimer's & High Blood Sugar (WKOW – Madison, WI, 8/11/15)

"People who have more insulin resistance, the brain does not use as much sugar," Lead Investigator, Dr. Barbara Bendlin, said of the study's findings.  150 participants in middle age with high blood sugar were tested. "I have been monitored for high blood sugar for a number of years now," 66-year-old Alice Sturzl, a WRAP, the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention, volunteers in studies like this.

 

Members of the Amazing Grace Chorus inspire audiences and each other: "If it wasn't for music, I wouldn't be here" (Fox6now.com, 8/2/15)

 

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk (Philly.com, 7/27/15)
"The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, but we are only now learning why they may be at increased risk," said lead researcher Barbara Bendlin, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk (MedBroadcast.com, 7/27/15)
"The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, but we are only now learning why they may be at increased risk," said lead researcher Barbara Bendlin, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk (EHE & Me, 7/27/15)
"The findings are interesting because people with diabetes are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, but we are only now learning why they may be at increased risk," said lead researcher Barbara Bendlin, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Insulin resistance, glucose uptake in the brain in adults at risk for Alzheimer's (Medical Xpress, 7/27/15)
Willette and co-author Barbara Bendlin, with the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, examined brain scans in 150 late middle-aged adults, who were at risk for Alzheimer's disease, but showed no sign of memory loss. The scans detected if people with higher levels of insulin resistance used less blood sugar in areas of the brain most susceptible to Alzheimer's. When that happens, the brain has less energy to relay information and function, Willette said.

 

Insulin resistance increases Alzheimer's risk in middle-aged adults (Healio, 7/27/15)
Barbara B. Bendlin, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and colleagues analyzed data from 150 adults aged 48 to 71 years (mean age, 61 years; 108 women; 103 with a parental history of Alzheimer’s disease) with normal cognition included in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention study, a community sample with a large percentage of participants with a parental history of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Insulin Resistance May Prime the Brain for Alzheimer's Disease (HealthCanal.com, 7/27/15)
Lead author Dr. Barbara Bendlin, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, found an association between higher levels of insulin resistance and lower metabolism of glucose in several areas of the brain, including, importantly, in the left medial temporal lobe, where memories are made. People with lower glucose metabolism in that part of the brain performed worse on tests of immediate and delayed memory.

 

UW researchers break ground with Alzheimer’s study (Isthmus, 7/24/15)
Dr. Mark Sager traces the study back to an “ah-ha moment” he had in 2000 over a glass of wine with his wife. Sager, who until his recent retirement was professor of medicine at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, was telling his wife about the need for more Alzheimer’s research.

 

Wisconsin Life: Memory Choir (Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/13/15)
In today's Wisconsin Life we talk about the Amazing Grace Chorus, a Milwaukee choir whose members suffer from Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Host: Rob Ferrett Guest(s): Stephanie Houston Producer(s): Karl Christenson

 

Amazing Grace: A Choir For Sufferers Of Memory Loss (Wisconsin Life, 7/8/15)
The chorus began in 2014 as an outreach project of the Wisconsin Alzheimers Institute. The organization was contacted by Dr. Mary Mittelman, a researcher studying the positive effect of singing on mood in caregivers and people with memory issues in New York. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute brought the program to Milwaukee. Besides the benefits of song, outreach specialist Stephanie Houston says they hope to reduce negative attitudes toward memory loss, particularly among African Americans.

6/26/15: Campus Big Data Project May Point the Way to Alzheimer's Early Detection

 

Coming soon....Will I Be Next: A documentary film that will soon be released about the search for a cure to Alzheimer's disease through the eyes of WRAP participants.

 

5/26/15: Higher Education May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease (UW Health News & Events)

 

12/23/2014: More Evidence that Exercise Can Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease (Daily Herald)

 

12/22/14: UW Joint Venture Provides Computer Tools to Mine Alzheimer's Data for Clues (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

 

12/19/2014: Helping People with Alzheimer’s Cope during Holiday Gatherings (UW Health News & Events, 12/19/14; & covered by NBC15.com)

 

12/16/2014: More Evidence that Exercise Can Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease (Washington Post)

 

6/27/2014: New UW Fund to Help Alzheimer's Research (wpr.org)

 

6/27/2014: Man Travels Halfway Across Nation for UW Alzheimer's Study (NBC15.com)

 

6/25/2014: UW Alzheimer’s study data gets boost with help from WEDC, Wi2

 

4/20/2014: Alzheimer's Disease Could Be as Much About Lifestyle as Aging (WI State Journal article)

 

4/22/2014: Alzheimer's Disease Could Be as Much About Lifestyle as Aging (LaCrosse Tribune)

 

4/20/2014: Genetics, Games, Stress: Findings from Alzheimer's Prevention Study (WI State Journal)

 

9/24/2013: Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute Lands $4.3 Million Grant for WRAP

 

12/2013: Personal Experiences Inspire Alzheimer's Research. UW Foundation highlights the work of Dr. Mark Sager and WRAP.

 

11/11/2011: NBC15 News Segment featuring the WRAP program

 

11/08/2010: Alzheimer's Prevention Registry Shines Light on Earliest Signs of Disease

UW School of Medicine & Public Health's Quarterly newsletter featuring WAI's WRAP program and one participant's story. This article appears in the fall 2010 issue of Quarterly.

 

10/18/2010: Getting a Jump on Alzheimer's: Patients' Children Join Studies

ABC News segment featuring Dr. Mark Sager and one family's story.

 

10/18/2010: Seven Siblings: Who Will Get Alzheimer's?

ABC News story featuring Dr. Mark Sager and one of the families enrolled in WRAP.

 

07/14/2010: Researchers Discover Possible Way to Predict Alzheimer's

Dr. Mark Sager explains the significance of recent findings.

 


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