Teal Eich, assistant professor of gerontology and psychology, recently received research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association for her investigation into the role of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in Alzheimer’s disease.
Short cycles of a low-calorie diet that replicates fasting appeared to reduce inflammation and delay cognitive decline in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease; initial data indicates diet’s safety in Alzheimer’s patients.
$8.5 million renewal supports the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, and program for Persian/Farsi-speaking caregivers is recognized by Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging.
Research adds to evidence that healthier pre-industrial lifestyles may hold clues to preventing Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
USC researchers have found older Americans know little about aducanumab (brand name Aduhelm™), despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of survey respondents said they were worried about Alzheimer’s disease.
The findings further reinforce the need for targeted support and resources for families and patients living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.