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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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THE RESEARCH TEAM

Learn about the research personnel at the University of Virginia and what we do.

UVA Research News

Join us on January 18 at 10am to learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss in this brief community-focused listening

At the Southern Gerontological Society's first-ever virtual awards ceremony in mid-May, Williams was one of two scholar-mentors to earn the Gordon Streib Distinguished Academic Gerontologist Award,

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New approaches under study at UVA could revolutionize treatment for conditions from Alzheimer’s to epilepsy to brain tumors – and even help repair the devastating damage caused by stroke

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Are you interested in learning about research opportunities that would be appropriate for you?  Are you a person with memory problems, a caregiver of someone with memory problems, or an interested healthy adult?