The CAN lab is the recipient of another new grant, this time from the Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The award will help us further expand our research program dedicated to helping to predict when older adults are moving from normal to pathologic aging. The lab has also recently received an internal Loyola award to expand our work to explore super-agers, people who are over 80 years of age, but have the memory faculties of a 50 year old. By looking at both sides of aging we hope to have a better appreciation for the factors which contribute to successful aging.
Last semester (Fall 2011), Dr. Silton contributed to the APS Wikipedia Initiative (APSWI) by assigning "Project NeuroWiki" to her Clinical Neuropsychology graduate class. Instead of a traditional final paper, students wrote or edited Wikipedia articles to include modern neuropsychological and pyschological information.
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