Alzheimer's is the leading cause of dementia in the U.S with 5.8 million people living with the disease. Numbers are expected to rise.
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.
Aging is inevitable. Just as our bodies change as we get older, our brains also change with cell loss and decreased neurotransmitter production. One of the most familiar and widespread consequences of brain aging is memory change.
The Center for Brain Health is unique because it combines clinical care expertise, neuroscience research and neurological rehabilitation, enabling every aspect of diseases, like Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, to be addressed and studied.
Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and here in the Ark-La-Tex, we are in what’s known as the “strokebelt.” Dr. Randall Brewer will host our show on brain health and stroke risk.
Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, associate professor at LSU Health Shreveport and director of the Center for Brain Health, was awarded a $69,780 grant by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.
The Zadeck Family Foundation has made a generous donation of $150,000 to establish an endowed fund benefiting the new Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport.
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“The center is the only neuroscience research facility in the state that offers the comprehensive clinical aspects in treating patients. Once they are evaluated and treated medically, they’ll continue to be followed into the rehabilitation aspect of their care,” said Dr. Suzanne Tinsley.
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“Advances in brain health rely on an approach that brings together clinicians, educators and researchers from many areas of expertise, which is something we are uniquely positioned to offer at LSU Health as an academic medical center,” said Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health and an Associate Professor of Neurology. “When researchers work with clinicians, the research improves. When the clinicians work with the researchers, the clinical care improves.”
“Uniting our three professional schools, the Center for Brain Health is the only neuroscience research facility in the state that offers the comprehensive clinical aspects in treating patients. Once they are evaluated and treated medically, they’ll continue to be followed into the rehabilitation aspect of their care,” said Dr. Suzanne Tinsley.
According to the CDC, 1.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from traumatic brain injury annually. Tune in for Health Matters as Dr. Patrick Lavo hosts this discussion on traumatic brain injury.