Hello and welcome to AlzScience! I created this blog because of a disconnect that I noticed between the scientific research being conducted on Alzheimer’s disease and the information that is relayed to the public. There is so much more to this complex disease than what you hear on the news or read online. My goal is for this blog to be an understandable guide for people with or without a science background to stay informed on the latest in dementia research and what science says we can do to keep our brains healthy as we age.
I want to make this disclaimer: I am far from an expert on Alzheimer’s disease or brain health. As a matter of fact, I am only at the beginning of my journey towards becoming a neuroscientist. (See the “About” section for more information on my background.) However, what I can offer is an understanding of basic genetics and neuroscience, as well as experience with reading and deciphering scientific papers. I believe these two areas of knowledge will prepare me to act as a sort of translator to convert the jargon and statistics of primary articles into readable language that someone without a PhD in neuroscience can easily understand.
If you have any particular topics or questions that you would like me to discuss, feel free to contact me.