Wake ADPP in the News

TIME article: "How Exercise Helps Curb Alzheimer’s Symptoms" by Alice Park gives insight to studies looking at physical activity among people with mild cognitive impairment and those already diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Learn more...

May 18, 2016: Dr. Laura Baker of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in North Carolina, speaking on "Exercise for the Brain: Is it Worth the Sweat?" Read more...

August 14, 2015: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received nearly $3.5 million dollars to support work in aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.  The donated funds will be used for patient care and research initiatives to advance Wake Forest Baptist’s Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine program.  Learn more.

Dr. Laura Baker reported findings from the PACE2 research study at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, DC, in July 2015. Dr. Baker's research results have been covered extensively in the news.  Here are links to several of the stories:

FOX8 news reported on the A4 research study on July 17, 2015. You can watch the video here.  The A4 study is testing an investigational drug in older people who have evidence of elevated amyloid build-up in their brains, but who do not yet show symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. You can learn more about the study here.

Dr. Suzanne Craft and research being conducted at the Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Program were highlighted in an article in The Wall Street Journal on May 27, 2015.  You can read the article here.

Dr. Suzanne Craft was interviewed on several radio stations about her research about Alzheimer's disease:

Suzanne Craft, Ph.D., from the Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University, is quoted in the April 21, 2015, Wall Street Journal on new research about a diet that may help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

 Dr. Suzanne Craft contributed an article to the Scientific American Bulletin "Spring 2015, Memory Disorders" entitled "Novel Intranasal Therapy."

Dr. Laura Baker was interviewed on WFDD radio for Sciworks and discussed Alzheimer's disease and lifestyle intervention. 
WFDD Radio, March 20, 2015

The Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s (A4) study was recently spotlighted on the CBS Evening News on March 24, 2015.  The A4 study is investigating a new drug intervention that may reduce the impact of a protein known as “amyloid” or “beta amyloid” on forming plaques in the brain which may play a key role in developing Alzheimer’s disease.  The trial enrolls older individuals who have evidence of elevated amyloid accumulation in their brain but who do not yet show symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.  For more information on participating in this trial, please visit our information page

Piedmont Triad unique in providing better opportunity for study
The Chronicle, Winston-Salem NC, Post on 05 Feb 2015

 Wake ADPP’s intranasal insulin research was spotlighted recently on Time Warner Cable NewsClick here to view the video of the interview with Dr. Suzanne Craft, and find out more about the intranasal insulin study.  If you are interested in participating, please call our recruitment line 1-800-716-MIND, and choose option 4.

 More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer’s Risk (Tim Hughes, PhD) 
 

 Exercise becoming a new frontier in efforts to battle cognitive decline (Laura Baker, PhD) 
 

 NIH-supported Alzheimer’s studies to focus on innovative treatments (Exercise Trial led by Wake Forest investigator, Laura Baker, PhD and Carl Cotman, PhD of UC-Irvine) 
 

 The Role of Insulin Resistance in Brain Aging and Dementia (Suzanne Craft, PhD) 
 

 USAgainstAlzheimer’s: Exciting News on the Research Front (Suzanne Craft, PhD) 
 

 New clinical trials to test Alzheimer’s drugs (Suzanne Craft, PhD) 

 Wake Forest Baptist Professor Selected for Advisory Council of National Organization (Suzanne Craft, PhD)
 

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