Family touched by Alzheimer’s gives back

Richard Sloop, M.D., was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the late 1990s. The news hit the family hard, and raised serious questions: How do we handle care? What will be required? Dr....

Five ways to explore Brain Awareness Season

On behalf of the OHSU Brain Institute, I am proud to present our 16th Brain Awareness Season! This year’s theme is The Infinite Brain. The universe is full of unlimited connections and...

What you missed at BRAINet: The Many Brains in Music

The Brain Research Awareness and Information Network (BRAINet) is the volunteer outreach organization of the OHSU Brain Institute. BRAINet Lecture Luncheons are held each month, where members can...

The connection between the brain, sleep and dementia

Last week, I talked about ongoing research on how sleep "deep cleans" your brain, as well as my participation in the National Geographic Channel's documentary Sleepless in America. Meanwhile, our...

Sleepless in America — and the science behind it

There’s nothing quite like that feeling in your head after a long night of...no sleep. Your head feels disorganized, foggy, fuzzy, jumbled. Like it’s full of sludge left over from the night...

OHSU earns top honors for stroke care

Quickly administering the clot-busting, brain-saving drug t-PA to restore blood flow to the brain. Treating acute ischemic stroke patients with medications that prevent the formation of additional...

New stroke guidelines may help women reduce their risk

Stroke has a big impact, no matter your sex. Yet stroke affects more women than men: According to the American Heart and American Stroke Associations, of the 6.8 million stroke survivors in America,...

Health watch: Jogging your memory

In March, researchers conducting a study of older adults announced a blood test that could predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Of course, the test is very preliminary and the testing process,...

Keeping your brain healthy — 7 simple steps

Keeping your brain healthy is simpler than you might think. In fact, the best chance for keeping your brain healthy — far into your senior years — can be as simple as keeping your body...