November 5, 2016

Late Life Experiences

Late Life Research

In late life, brain functioning begins to decline.  Neurodegenerative disorders of late life are extremely disabling and pose severe burdens on individuals, their families, and health care resources.  Early identification may lead to early intervention to slow the progression of these devastating illnesses.

Below is a list of researchers that we have funded in this area with the support of our wonderful donors. Click on the researcher’s name on the Our Researchers page to learn more about the researcher and their respective research project(s).

Hormone Loss

Heather Bimonte-Nelson, Ph.D & Loretta Mayer, Ph.D. – Cognitive Function in a Transitional Versus Surgical Rat Model of Menopause

Alzheimer’s Disease

Pierre Tariot, M.D. – Translational Neuroscience
Ronald Lukas, Ph.D. & Marwan Sabbagh, M.D. – Nicotinic Receptors in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease
Marwan Sabbagh, M.D. – Anti-Cholinesterases and Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor
Cynthia Stonnington, M.D. – The Impact of Lorazepam on Cognition in APOE e4 Carriers