Caregiver Corner: Get by with a little help from friends

Article originally published in the Winter 2018 Alzheimer’s Update We sent our daughter off to college in August, and I’ve been reflecting on her schooling to date.  When she was in middle...

Luvaas grant expands Alzheimer’s research

Updated from an article originally published in the Winter 2018 Alzheimer’s Update Alzheimer’s Disease causes irreversible brain degeneration, taking with it the thinking skills and memories...

New research at OHSU shows innovative ways to use social media to proactively reach at-risk military veterans.

How do we reach out to those experiencing thoughts of suicide?

New research at OHSU shows innovative ways to use social media to proactively reach at-risk military veterans. Many of us are familiar with the high rate of suicide among military veterans. On an...

Self care and self compassion in academia

I wrote a short post about my mental health and self-compassion in academia. Not to complain, but to encourage others to tell their story about it. I just want you to know that you're not alone. I...

How noisy environments can impact those with hearing loss

I have severe-profound bilateral hearing loss and have worn powerful hearing aids ever since I was diagnosed in early childhood. While...

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A small bet, at the right time and place

I arrived at OHSU in 2013, a newly appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. I had just completed my...

The caregiver perspective: Jennifer’s story

My husband, Charles, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. He was 65. Over the next six years, my role changed as his disease progressed: I went from supportive care partner to supportive...

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Nourish your neurons during the 2018 Brain Awareness Season

What are the ingredients we need to maximize our brains' potential? This year, our 2018 Brain Awareness Season lecture series explores the critical influence nourishing the brain has on our daily...