Brain Health

Cholesterol-Reducing Drugs and Memory Impairment: A Case of Detection Bias?

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2301148 Reports on the association between statins and memory impairment are inconsistent.  To assess whether statin users show acute decline in memory compared with nonusers and with users of nonstatin lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs), UPenn PRC researcher Jason Karlawish and colleagues … Read more


Healthy Mind, Healthy Wallet – Financial Wellness Fair for Seniors

On Monday, June 15, 2015, the Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force with the Penn Memory Center presented Healthy Mind, Healthy Wallet:  A Financial Wellness Fair at the First Corinthian Baptist Church, 5101 Pine St. Philadelphia, PA Pastor Dennis E. … Read more


Protecting the Elderly from Fraud and Financial Exploitation

At a conference sponsored by the Institute on Aging and Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jason Karlawish talked about the changes in brain function which make it more difficult for seniors to … Read more


Knowing Risk of Alzheimer’s Has Implications

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/03/09/286881513/alzheimers-blood-test-raises-ethical-questions Research suggest a blood test for identifying the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease is on the horizon. Jason Karlawish, PRC SIP Investigator, says knowing one’s risk is a help in planning for the future.  A larger issue may be … Read more