The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) basic and clinical scientists work together to improve the health of the elderly in our region through research dedicated to understanding the aging process and age-related brain diseases, and education, outreach and clinical programs that promote healthy brain aging. Over the past three decades, SBCoA has flourished and has emerged as one of the nation's leading centers on aging. Major foci of the Center are basic and applied research in Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Since 1979 we have been studying normal, healthy brain aging with a focus on early detection, prevention and treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Our research participants join us in unlocking the mysteries of memory and thinking changes associated with normal healthy brain aging, play a critical role in helping us understand what goes wrong in the brains of those who develop diseases like Alzheimer's and related disorders, and join us in our efforts to find better ways to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
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