Over 4,500 babies in the United States die of SIDS each year. Some babies are more at risk than others. For example, SIDS is more likely when a baby is between 2 and 4 months old, it is more common in boys than girls, and most deaths occur during the fall, winter, and early spring months.
New funding helps advance OU research aimed at improving cognitive function
A new grant will help advance research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center aimed at helping individuals with Alzheimer’s retain their independence longer.
Alzheimer’s affects 60,000 Oklahomans, a number that is projected to grow by more than 25 percent in the next decade.
Now, the Alzheimer’s Association has awarded almost $100,000 to the OU College of Allied Health. The grant funds a new phase of research into a method known as Skill-building through Task-Oriented Motor Practice or STOMP, a non-drug therapy that showed promise in earlier research in preserving cognitive function in people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It is one of only three non-medication studies awarded grants by the Alzheimer’s Association this year.