The number of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is expected to triple worldwide in the next few decades. Now, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are evaluating a way to potentially help more of those people live independently longer.
The research focuses on a fundamental issue for alzheimer's patients - that as their memory starts to slip, they also lose their ability to do simple, everday tasks.
But what if their brains could be re-wired so that they may retain those abilities longer?
A new study at the OU College of Allied Health will test a therapy that may do just that.
With Autism being reported at higher rates than ever before, specialists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have launched a pilot project to aid in the early identification of children with Autism.
The Oklahoma Autism Workforce Initiative is a collaborative effort of the Child Study Center of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the state Department of Education, the State Health Department and the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The model site in Oklahoma City is funded through federal dollars through the Oklahoma Department of Education. Children are enrolled through Oklahoma's Sooner Start Program: http://oasis.ouhsc.edu/SoonerStart.asp