KSLA12 - Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport shares about the toll dementia can take on patients and caregivers alike. “The biggest issue, I think, is the physical toll that it takes on you to be constantly vigilant.”
The RAID conference is sponsored by our Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences and Center for Brain Health, along with the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science at LA Tech. The target audience for this conference includes students, trainees, scientists and clinicians conducting biomedical research who are interested in the interface between the laboratory and industry.
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KSLA12 - More than six million people in the U.S. suffer from the disease. It’s estimated each person has at least three to four caregivers. The center allows people like Dr. Disbrow to educate some of the more than 92,000 people across Louisiana suffering from the disease and to participate in federally funded studies and treatments.
Forum News - Age related neurodegenerative diseases like late-onset Alzheimer’s develop over the years, due to a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. It is helpful to understand a few key concepts related to disease pathophysiology to understand prevention and intervention. (Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport)
Liz Disbrow PhD, Director of the LSUHS Center for Brain Health, shares, "Our new 'one stop shop' is a game changer for patients, their families and caregivers. We are improving awareness and increasing access to clinical trials, which brings the latest available treatments and virtual caregiver support to our community, all free of charge."
Red River Radio - In 2020, 5.8 million people were living with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Professor of Neurology and Director of Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport, and Paulette Freeman, Executive Director of The Bridge Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center talk about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and the latest research.
KNOE - Dr. Shawn McNeil, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at LSUHS says mental health is as important and in some cases more important than a person’s physical health. He says some children are going through a lot of stressful events right now. including their sleep schedule changing, more expectations in a new grade level, or the pandemic, including mask mandates.
The Best of Times - Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Professor in Department of Neurology and Director of LSUHS Center for Brain Health, joins Paula Freeman to talk about the resources and education provided by The Bridge, a resource for caregivers and providers of those with Dementia and Alzheimer's.
One recent study found that men fared much worse than women in attention, processing speed, decision-making, memory and language, among others. “We found that men were more cognitively impaired than women across the board,” says Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport. “Their cognitive issues were much more pronounced.”
KTAL/KMSS - A team of scientists and clinicians at LSU Health Shreveport made a groundbreaking discovery for Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Dr. Karen Stokes said the new finding could be extremely impactful on Alzheimer’s disease because it will allow doctors to detect the disease early and monitor the progression better.
Thanks to a second grant from the Noel Foundation, the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions is now offering advanced educational opportunities for entry-level professional and residency education programs. This advanced technology delivered through BITS provides students the opportunity to have simulation and hands on experience with the most advanced technology available in real time.