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Aging In Arizona, Part 4: Consortium, Brain Bank Make Arizona Center For Research

Brian Browne holds up an abnormal brain
(Photo by Andrew Bernier - KJZZ)
Brian Browne holds up an abnormal brain where the temporal and frontal lobe (left) is diseased and less dense, compared to the left hemisphere (right) is packed.

More Arizonans are living longer because medical advances in heart disease, cancer and diabetes keep their bodies going. But what about their brains? In our five-part series, Aging In Arizona, we explore what researchers are learning about the aging brain, the risks of developin g dementia and latest treatments for it.

Andrew Bernier was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2014 to 2016.