LOGAN -- Researchers at Utah State University who are part of the internationally recognized Cache County Study on Memory in Aging have been recognized by the Utah Alzheimer's Association.
The group, involving researchers in USU's Colleges of Education and Human Services, Agriculture and Science, received the ALEXA "A Lifetime of Exceptional Achievement" Award at a gala chaired by Lt. Gov. Greg Bell.
The award was presented to the group for its work in the area of Alzheimer's research for the past 20 years. The Cache County Study on Memory in Aging began in 1992 with 300 seniors in Logan.
One of very few such large, population-based studies of dementia in the world, the objectives were to study the prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and to identify genetic and environmental factors that affect dementia risk.