Government COVID-19 resources for older adults

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COVID-19 is a novel disease requiring rapid responses and lifestyle changes on multiple fronts. Learn about government information and resources for the public below. Visit your state health department website for the latest coronavirus information, resources, and guidance in your area. Related posts: First-of-its-kind study links the sleeping brain to toxin-clearing Contributed by Bryce Mander, PhD A new landmark study from researchers in Boston was published in Science this month. This study linked human brain waves during deep sleep, called “slow waves,” with the pulsating flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the brain.   This study is important because it…

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VIDEO: UCI Panel on COVID-19: Part 2

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Related posts: Join Californians in protecting older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic #CANeedsYou covid19.ca.gov… MIND Matters | Quarterly Newsletter | Spring 2020 Message from the Director   Dear Friends of UCI MIND, Since writing my last message for our Winter 2020 issue, we have all had our worlds turned upside down by COVID-19. At UCI MIND, we have faced challenges and have had to temporarily adapt our research programs. But, I know… MIND Matters | Quarterly Newsletter | Summer 2020 Message from the Director   Dear Friends of UCI MIND, Summer of 2020 has been unlike any summer before. We are…

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Inaugural IMPACT-AD program launches this week

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Co-directed by Dr. Joshua Grill, director of UCI MIND, and Dr. Rema Raman, director of biostatistics at USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute, the inaugural class of IMPACT-AD launches this week. The novel program will educate 35 professionals and researchers at various career stages on conducting rigorous, cutting-edge Alzheimer’s clinical trials. Related posts: Dementia developments … OC Register: Former California First Lady Maria Shriver gives UC Irvine gender-related research on Alzheimer’s disease another boost … VIDEO: UCI MIND Distinguished Lecture on the Brain …

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Special Virtual Event on World Alzheimer’s Day

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Join the BrightFocus Foundation on September 21, World Alzheimer’s Day, for a special virtual event, Alzheimer’s Turning Point: The Quest for a Cure Continues. The event will feature new clips from the acclaimed documentary Turning Point and insightful interviews with leading BrightFocus-funded scientists, including UCI MIND director, Dr. Joshua Grill. The program begins September 21, 2020 at 9:21:20 AM EST (6:21:20 AM PST) – Sign up here! Related posts: VIDEO: When will we have an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease? with Director, Dr. Joshua Grill … VIDEO: Are you getting enough sleep for your brain? with Dr. Ruth Benca ……

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Tackling Dementia with Technology

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Thank you for attending our first-ever virtual research conference in partnership with Alzheimer’s Orange County. If you missed the livestream on September 10, you can access the recordings, as well as videos from past conferences, on our website: mind.uci.edu/events/conference  A special thank you to this year’s sponsors: Related posts: VIDEO: When will we have an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease? with Director, Dr. Joshua Grill … VIDEO: Are you getting enough sleep for your brain? with Dr. Ruth Benca … Do all people with Down syndrome get Alzheimer’s disease? Ask Eric Doran, MS …

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PODCAST: Helping Others Through Acceptance

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UCI MIND Leadership Council Member, Steve O’Leary, discusses his journey with Alzheimer’s disease on Voices of Resilience hosted by Rick Milenthal. Steve changed his life, sold his business, and altered his priorities when his wife of 40 years was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. After losing Patty just over three years ago, he’s dedicated his life to finding a cure and helping others navigate the devastating impacts of the disease. Click here to listen to the PODCAST >   Related posts: Commentary: Why California’s landmark stem cell agency deserves more funding … APOE4 carriers show early breakdown to blood-brain barrier, before cognitive…

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See you tomorrow! “Tackling Dementia with Technology” #tech4alz

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The 31st Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Research Conference goes LIVE tomorrow, September 10th at 8:00 AM PST. Join us to learn about the latest technology in Alzheimer’s research and care. Engage in live Q&A with world-renowned experts. Visit conference.mind.uci.edu for details and live viewing options. Thank you to our sponsors: Belmont Village Senior Living Aliso Viejo Biogen CalOptima CareAssist Services Caregiver Resource Center OC Caring Companions at Home Companion Hospice DevaWorld by mentia Granny’s Place, Inc. Housecall Doctors Medical Group Independence at Home LivHome Optimal Hospice Care Syrentis Clinical Research Related posts: Racing to deliver COVID-19 testing   Read how through the efforts…

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Staying Safe Over Labor Day Weekend: A Message from UCI Health

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To our valued patients, families and community, The health and well-being of Orange County residents remains all of our organizations’ top priority — and that has never been more true than during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we formed a consortium earlier this year to work together to inform our community about best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the use of masks. We are joining together to express our gratitude for all you have done — and continue to do — to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We know this environment has not been…

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VIDEO: September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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This September, UCI Brain is leading a virtual campus campaign for World Alzheimer’s Month, featuring labs and individuals at UCI who are expanding our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Launched in 2012, World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding dementia, which now affects 50 million people worldwide. To learn about the innovative work being done at UCI to combat Alzheimer’s disease, tune in to social media throughout the month: @ucibrain @ucirvinemind @ucimind. In this video, graduate student and REMIND co-leader Amanda McQuade shares about stem…

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VIDEO: Announcement of New Grant Recipients of UCI MIND-WAM Women’s Initiative

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UCI MIND announces the two new recipients of grant funding from the UCI MIND – Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) Women’s Initiative: Sara Mednick, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Cognitive Science at UCI and Liz Chrastil, PhD, Asst. Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior at UCI. The Initiative, a partnership launched in 2017 between UCI MIND and WAM founded by Maria Shriver, provides funding to UCI researchers to help answer why 2/3 people with Alzheimer’s disease are women.

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