Department of Brain Health News
The UNLV Department of Brain Health will advance research, education, and practice to benefit brain health and the care and treatment of people with brain disorders across the life span. Our faculty specialize in several areas that range from basic and clinical research in neurodegenerative disease, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy.
Current Brain Health News
Annual review of current Alzheimer’s clinical trials reveals trends in design, therapies, outcomes, and funding surrounding work to develop new treatments.
UNLV study pinpoints 10 bacterial groups associated with Alzheimer’s disease, provides new insights into the relationship between gut makeup and dementia.
The 34-student cohort hopes to make immediate impact in patients’ lives and the profession in Las Vegas.
A UNLV occupational therapy student takes a unique approach for his capstone project.
A roundup of news stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made headlines locally, nationally, and globally.
Opportunities for hands-on fieldwork and Nevada's dire need for providers results in encouraging job outlook for graduates.
Brain Health In The News
Several studies say simple lifestyle choices help preserve thinking and memory.
There are, at this moment, 187 clinical trials for the neurodegenerative disease underway, the highest ever on record, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association (AA). The research was published in the association’s journal, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions, last week, featuring data scraped from the ClinicalTrials.gov database.
The health of your microbiome (gut bacterial flora) can affect your overall health. Past research has shown the correlation between microbiomes and diseases like Alzheimer’s and other form of dementia. Recently, clinical investigators from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas identified 10 specific types of bacteria in the gut of individuals linked with the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the World Health Organization, Alzheimer's is one of our most debilitating diseases. It effectively erases who you are, insinuating itself at first with annoyance, then anger, then fright, and finally silence. It can take 20 years to play out, exhausting caregivers, family, and friends.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, a staggering number that's expected to double within the next 30 years.
New research is showing that an abundance of certain specific types of gut bacteria could be associated with the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease.