Experts from the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center, formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Disease Center, are commonly interviewed and featured in local and national news articles. This page lists an up-to-date collection of news pieces that feature one of our many experts in the field of Alzheimer's and Cognition research. You can also find a list of all podcasts featuring CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center experts here.
In this article, the Denver Post brought to light an unintended consequence of the social distancing measures put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic - social isolation and its negative impact on people living with Alzheimer's disease. Two CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center clinicians, Dr. Zachary Macchi and Dr. Samantha Holden provided insight as to why this may be happening.
A lot of caregivers have noticed sharp declines in their loved ones' cognitive abilities and ability to care for themselves - Dr. Zachary Macchi, quote from the Denver Post article
Samantha Holden, MD, behavioral neurologist for the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center and the director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, was interviewed by Jill Lorentz for her podcast series, Dementia Resilience. They discussed many things related to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, such as differentiating between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's disease and the impact of COVID-19 on the Memory Disorder Clinic and people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Many of the experts at the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition have been guests on Ms. Lorentz's podcast, and recordings of those podcasts can be found here.
If we are going to come up with better treatments and cures, we need to know what we are dealing with. All dementia is not Alzheimer's, and all Alzheimer's is not dementia. - Dr. Samantha Holden, quote from Dementia Resilience Podcast
In a Q&A with CU Anschutz Today, Huntington Potter, PhD updated the University on the progress being made in finding a treatment for Alzheimer's disease at the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center, and the effect of COVID-19 on that progress.
Alzheimer's should be considered to be, if not a lifelong problem, at least a middle-age problem that should be addressed as soon as we have biomarkers that can identify people at risk. - Dr. Huntington Potter , quote from CU Anschutz Today Q&A
Dr. Huntington Potter and Dr. Peter Pressman, as well as other clinicians and researchers in the Rocky Mountain area, discuss living at high altitude and the "unclear correlation" with dementia, in an article by Maddie Vincent of the Aspen Times.
As far as I know, there isn't a lot of evidence once way or the another about high altitudes versus low altitudes for Alzheimer's disease risk. - Dr. Huntington Potter, quote from Aspen Times article
Dr. Samantha Holden, neurologist for the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center, was featured in a Neurology Today article by Dawn Fallik, where neurologists shared their experiences conducting virtual appointments with young children in the house during COVID-19.
At my office, I'd use open time to do research or write, but now if it doesn't have a set schedule on my calendar it's not getting done...any open space is [my daughter's] time. - Dr. Holden, quote from Neurology Today article
Dr. Samantha Holden from the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center was featured in a Denver Channel 7 news article by Chloe Nordquist on March 20, 2020 on the hope that can be found in the things we can do now while we continue to search for a cure.
Even though we can’t cure these things, we can definitely manage them and make sure we’re improving people’s quality of life. - Dr. Holden, quote from the Denver Channel 7 news article