Visuals increase attention. Now science explains why.

December 17, 2021

Chemical’s release in brain tied to processing of imagery, cells’ activation. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 17, 2021) — “Look at me!” we might say while attempting to engage our children. It turns out there is a neurochemical explanation for why looking at mom or dad actually helps kiddos pay better […]

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Researchers develop a method to detect toxic brain cells; this could be a step toward a new Alzheimer’s treatment

December 10, 2021

Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO, Texas, and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Dec. 10, 2021) – Emerging evidence suggests it may be possible to treat Alzheimer’s disease by targeting therapy at senescent cells in the brain. Today (Dec. 10) in the journal Nature Aging, a team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San […]

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Texas Public Radio: Texas’ new Alzheimer’s research center zeroes in on the disease’s disproportionate impact on Latinos

October 14, 2021

Dr. Sudha Seshadri, Neurology, Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, was a guest on Texas Public Radio’s “The Source” and discussed how UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will work together to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s in Latinos at a new nationally designated Alzheimer’s Disease […]


Fox 29: Dementia Friendly San Antonio

October 5, 2021

San Antonio earned the national designation of “Dementia Friendly City” by having a community grassroots effort working to welcome and support those with the condition, and provide helpful resources to caregivers. The Oct. 4 presentation took place at the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, whose Caring for the Caregiver program collaborates with the […]


‘Dementia Friendly City’ proclamation urges inclusion, support

October 5, 2021

San Antonio was the third Texas city to earn the designation “Dementia Friendly City” by having a community grassroots effort working to welcome and support those with the condition, and provide helpful resources to caregivers. The designation is from the national nonprofit support organization Dementia Friendly America.