Researchers Join Forces for Alzheimer's Disease Connectome Project

Dr. Barbara Bendlin

Barbara Bendlin, PhD, associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, was quoted in an article about a collaboration between scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Madison. 

The study is using advanced imaging technologies to visualize changes in different regions of the brain during normal aging and Alzheimer's disease. 

"What we are able to do is map out changes to structural connectivity, to anatomical connectivity, in very fine detail, and we suspect that in mapping out these and other changes is going help us better predict who will eventually develop the dementia due to Alzheimer's," said Dr. Bendlin. 

The team is currently recruiting 300 people ages 55-90 to participate in the study.