Over 5.8 million Americans live with dementia and this number is only expected to increase. Providing essential care to these Americans are 16 million caregivers (typically family members) who sacrifice their time and energy and even their health to provide over 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care each year. Caregivers are critical to the nation’s dementia care system, as they have the potential to slow the decline of their loved ones with dementia. However, this does not come without a cost. Caregivers are more likely to have poorer quality of life and more markers of poor health than non-caregivers. For these reasons, the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center is committed to improving outcomes and disorder trajectories for persons with dementia and their caregivers.

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Dr. Manning

More than 6 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. There is no cure, so is it worth getting tested? And what does that involve?

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Neurologists treat disorders of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. 

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Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed a tool to monitor communications within the brain in a way never before possible...

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Pinn Hall 1005 / Zoom

UVA Neurology Grand Rounds in association with the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease Center (VADC) present <


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The past decade has seen a revolution in genomic technologies that enable a flood of genome-wide profiling of chromatin marks.


Virtual (Zoom)

Dr. Beth Sharlow will be presenting, "Modeling Alzheimer's Disease using iPSC-derived neurons and iNeurons"    Please email Kimberlee Meegan if you would like the zoom link.