1 in 9 people age 65+ has Alzheimer's disease.
About 490,000 Texans are projected to have Alzheimer's by 2025.
Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
TARCC Research Updates
TARCC investigators have been involved in a number of new, important research studies. Recently published research is wide ranging, spanning the gamut from clinical trials to new cognitive diagnostics; blood-based biomarkers in Mexican-Americans; identification of additional risk genes; and validation of biomarker algorithms in AD patients and AD animal models.
Have you noticed changes in your memory as you age? Are you close to retirement age or already retired?
The Leal Neuroscience of Memory & Aging Lab at Rice University is recruiting healthy older adults (age 50+) for their learning and memory studies. Participants perform behavioral tests of memory, emotion, and cognition. The purpose of this research study is to learn how the human brain can learn and remember things. The study will include computerized as well as paper/pencil tasks which will be given online. Participants will be compensated $15/hr. For more information about these studies, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713) 348-8164.
TARCC contributed to a study of late onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD) examining genetic variants in patients of different ancestries. Results demonstrate that LOAD risk differs between ancestry groups for variants of APOE-3 and APOE-4. doi.org/10.1080/01677063.2020.1866569
The Healthy brain Initiative Road Map for Indian Country is a guide that offers an intro to AD and other dementias. It helps American Indians and Alaska Native leaders learn about dementia and start discussions in their community. All state and local public health agencies can realize a better future for all communities impacted by Alzheimer’s.