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Cognitive Decline After Epilepsy in Older Adults

A ten-year study reveals that epilepsy increases the risk of cognitive decline in older adults.
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New research on Alzheimer’s Disease shows ‘lifestyle origin at least in some degree’

A new study from a team of BYU researchers finds novel cellular-level support for an alternate theory that is growing in strength: Alzheimer’s could actually be a result of metabolic dysfunction in the brain.

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COVID Heroes

A team of nurses from BYU and U of U, with expertise in gerontology, is keenly aware of the need for ongoing resources to support Long Term Care (LTC) facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. They recently submitted this recommendation to the governor, advocating for enhanced support for LTC facilities, with special considerations for End of Life and Social Isolation.
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Participants Needed

Graduate students in the clinical neuropsychology Ph.D. program here at BYU are recruiting older adults in the community for a neurorehabilitation for memory study.

Sign up by calling 801-422-6035 or emailing gerontologybyu@gmail.com.
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Stress, Exercise and Drugs

Dr. Jeff Edwards, a Gerontology Faculty Affiliate from BYU's Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, presented this year's Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled: "The Brain’s Ability to Learn and Adapt: Stress, Exercise and Drugs."
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Student Social

The Gerontology Student Association will host an opening social on Wednesday, September 15th at 7pm. Come get involved and enjoy some J Dawgz!
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