Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s

Aging in Alaska: Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Joshua Gatson is an award winning Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He came to Alaska in early November to for the 2011 Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Research Forum to discuss the link between Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Gatson is currently participating in some of the first clinical studies in the world attempting to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia from developing in individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. In this edition of Aging in Alaska, our host, Lisa Wawrzonek interviews Dr. Gatson about his work and new developments in the field of Alzheimer’s research.

Aging in Alaska Host:
Lisa Wawrzonek, Director of education at Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska

Dr. Joshua Gatson, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Aging in Alaska is a radio show produced by the Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska. It was created to provide information, insight, guidance and support to Alaska's elders and their caregivers. Each month we will talk with medical professionals, caregivers and others with expertise in the field to explore the many aspects of aging here at home in Alaska.

Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska is the state’s leading source of information, support and services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD). We are a non-profit organization serving individuals with ADRD as well as frail elders throughout the state since 1984.