Healthline: How tooth loss can be connected to cognitive decline, dementia

July 8, 2021

Dr. Megan Sullivan, School of Dentistry, is quoted in this story and discusses the importance of oral health. Sullivan said dentists are trained not to just treat your teeth, but also to assess your overall health and share any concerns they may see from your oral health with you. Read story.

Depression, tau deposits seen in subset of middle-aged persons

June 17, 2021

Framingham Heart Study analysis finds association in APOE ε4 allele carriers. Contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, SAN ANTONIO (June 17, 2021) — Middle-aged people with depressive symptoms who carry a genetic variation called apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 may be more at risk to develop tau protein accumulations in the brain’s emotion- and memory-controlling regions, a new […]

man with clinical depression

Media advisory: Experts from Glenn Biggs Institute at UT Health San Antonio available to discuss new Alzheimer’s drug

June 9, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday, June 7, approved the drug aducanumab for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects 6.2 million Americans. Sudha Seshadri, MD, professor of neurology at UT Health San Antonio and director of the university’s Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, issued the following statement: “We are excited that a drug, aducanumab (Aduhelm, from Biogen), has been approved by the FDA for treatment of persons with early symptoms due to Alzheimer’s disease. This is the first new drug approved for Alzheimer’s in two decades.”

Alzheimer's patients

Discover Magazine: Fight or flight? Why our caveman brains keep getting confused

April 16, 2021

Dr. Sudha Seshadri, professor of neurology and director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, explains the link between neurodegenerative diseases and high cortisol levels in this Discover Magazine article. The story mentions that her research published in the journal Neurology, has shown that those with higher morning cortisol levels are more […]