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ACT study

Department of Defense funds new project on brain injury and dementia

Brains from veterans in Adult Changes in Thought study, led by KPWHRI’s Dr. Larson, are among 2,500 that University of Washington is examining.

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Aging & Geriatrics

Targeting risk factors could prevent 1 in 3 dementia cases

International experts on The Lancet Commission report, including Dr. Eric B. Larson, identify 9 risk factors from childhood onward.

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Health Tip


Exercising three or more times a week may lower your risk of dementia by 30 to 40 percent.


Our Research

Our research

We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.