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Announcing the 29th Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

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Join Alzheimer’s Orange County and UCI MIND for the 29th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference. Learn about important findings from past trials, current trials of promising new treatments, and what it’s going to take to find successful treatments for the most urgent health problem we face as a society today.


29th Annual Southern California

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

Friday, September 21 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Irvine Marriott Hotel


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Last Day to RSVP for 2018 Family Education Workshop

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Today is the last day to RSVP for the 2018 Family Education Workshop this Thursday, May 17!

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Join licensed psychologists, Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke and Dr. Malcolm Dick, as they examine the state of the art in identification, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

The workshop will be held at the Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine. Refreshments and registration from 9:30-10:00 AM. Lecture from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

Thank you to our Community Partners: Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter, Alzheimer’s Family Center, Alzheimer’s Orange County, and Family Caregiver Resource Center.

For questions or to be added to the waitlist once capacity is reached, contact or call 949-824-9475.

Thank you for your support on UCI Giving Day!

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Thanks to the collective support of our community on UCI Giving Day on Wednesday, April 25, we raised $26,448 from 108 gifts!

All of the funds raised will directly support cutting-edge Alzheimer’s disease research right here at UCI MIND. THANK YOU to all our friends who donated and helped spread the word!

If you missed Giving Day and would still like to support Alzheimer’s research, you can make a donation in any amount by clicking here.

Brain health is on the minds of seniors who attended UCI MIND “Ask the Doc” open Q&A session at Susi Q

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Joshua Grill, Malcolm Dick, Ann Quilter, Lindsay Hohsfield, and Aimee Pierce

Story by Dianne Russell in Stu News Laguna featuring UCI MIND’s most recent Ask the Doc panel on March 22, 2018:

“Although the day is wet and dreary, it doesn’t stop 85 audience members from attending UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) “Ask the Doc” event at Susi Q. The roomful of mostly seniors is serious and here for one thing, to get answers to their questions regarding the widespread problem of Alzheimer’s, memory loss and brain health.

It’s not an entirely comfortable situation, as I am well into that age bracket, and so the Q & A session will hit home more than I want it to.

An impressive panel

The responses will come from Moderator Joshua Grill, PhD, co-director of UCI MIND, and an impressive panel consisting of Assistant Clinical Professor, Aimee Pierce, MD, Senior Neuropsychologist UCI MIND, Malcolm Dick, PhD, and Lindsay Hohsfield, PhD, post-doctoral scholar, neurobiology and behavior.

For more than 30 years, UCI MIND has been at the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research, and its goal is to develop improved means for effective diagnosis and treatment, and to provide help to families and caregivers.

After Dr. Grill introduces his panel, the audience learns the unique connection Susi Q has with UCI MIND. Ann Quilter, daughter-in-law of Susi Q’s namesake, the late Elizabeth Quilter, takes the microphone…” Read on >

Register today for ASK THE DOC in partnership with Senator Pat Bates’ South OC Senior Day

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Please join UCI MIND on Friday, March 9 at Norman P. Murray Senior Center for an ASK THE DOC Q&A session at South OC Senior Day, in partnership with Senator Pat Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough.

Bring your questions about brain health, Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss, diagnosis and treatment, research advances, and more to a panel of expert clinicians and scientists from UCI MIND, Orange County’s only state and federally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center:

There is no cost to attend. Register today at or call 949.598.5850.

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Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Aimee Pierce, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Neurology

Malcolm Dick, PhD, Senior Neuropsychologist, UCI MIND

Michael Yassa, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior

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Free community screening of “Alive Inside” this Friday, January 26 in Orange

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Free community screening reveals how personalized music provides comfort

ORANGE, CA – The public is invited to a free screening of Alive Inside, a documentary that explores the transformative impact of music on people living with a diagnosis of dementia or other cognitive disorders.  The award winning documentary follows the journey of social worker Dan Cohen, creator of the national MUSIC & MEMORY® program which helps non-verbal dementia patients re-ignite positive memories as they listen to familiar songs from their past.

WHEN:   Friday, January 26, 2018

WHERE: Folino Theater, Marion Knott Studios – Chapman University, 283 N. Cypress St., Orange, CA 92866

TIME: Event begins at 6:30. Panel discussion to follow immediately after film. Participants include Ron Jordan, Dean of the Chapman University School of Pharmacy; Dr. Joshua Grill, PhD, Co-Director UCI MIND; Patty Mouton, VP Outreach and Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Orange County and representatives from local Music & Memory programs.

PARKING: $3.00 permits at Marion Knott Studios Lot. Visitors may park in any unreserved space in the lot. Temporary permits are required and may be purchased from the permit dispenser located in the rear parking area. Be sure to place the permit face-up on your dashboard.

The screening is sponsored by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) with support from Alzheimer’s Orange CountyMusic & Memory, Rockport Healthcare Services, UCI MIND and Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Created in 2008, the Music & Memory program provides personalized music to people with dementia in thousands of long-term care facilities in the U.S. and Canada.  In California, a $1.4 million state grant administered by CAHF, is delivering the Music & Memory program to 300 skilled nursing homes, providing personalized music to more than 4,000  elderly patients.

Music & Memory is encouraging community involvement to increase the presence of personalized music in long-term care settings.  Suggestions include conducting an iPod drive, holding a concert, collecting used CDs, raising money for iTunes gift cards and seeking support from local artists, choral clubs, and music programs at local schools. For more information, visit

About Chapman University

As an academically distinguished center of learning, Chapman University attracts extraordinary students and faculty from around the globe. Its ten schools and colleges foster a vibrant intellectual community, and provide extensive opportunities for students to learn, grow and discover alongside remarkable faculty. The University is home to some 8,000 students pursuing bachelor, master and doctoral degrees, and is alma mater to more than 40,000 alumni found throughout the United States and the world. Now celebrating its 156th year, Chapman is known for its distinguishing strengths in leadership and civic engagement, in the arts and entertainment disciplines, and in specialized sectors of technology and science. The University is comprised of its main campus in Orange, California, and the Rinker Health Science campus for graduate health science programs in Irvine, California. Visit us at

About the California Association of Health Facilities
Founded in 1950, the California Association of Health Facilities is a non-profit, professional organization representing more than 800 skilled-nursing facilities and 500 intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Each year, our 140,000 caregivers provide short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, end-of-life assistance and habilitative nursing services for 370,000 people. CAHF is the largest provider of continuing education for long-term care providers in California.  For more information, visit

REMIND engages local students as part of STEAM initiative

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REMIND predoc and postdoc trainees, Sarah Royer, Stefânia Forner, and Alessandra Martini, welcomed 7th and 8th graders to campus today to teach them about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease. The students even had a chance to see their own brain waves in action!

This outreach initiative is led by the Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine to engage local K-12 students in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).

A December to Remember ticket sales end Thursday at noon!

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Don’t miss an unforgettable evening of fun and philanthropy in support of Alzheimer’s disease research this Saturday, December 2nd at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach!

If you haven’t done so already, purchase your ticket or table today to join esteemed researchers from UCI MIND, gala honorees Maria Shriver and Suzy Melin, and philanthropists for one night that will have a lasting impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

A December to Remember Sponsors

The Beaumont Family, in Honor of Dr. Jacqueline DuPont
The Covington
Elite OC Productions
HCP, Inc.
Susan and Frank Kavanaugh
Robert and Barbara Kleist
The Melin Family
Meridian Senior Living
Monster Loans
Robert and Virginia Naeve, in Memory of Helen Simpson
Regency Palms Senior Living
Sperry Equities and Sperry Commercial
Swayne / O’Leary
Phyllis and Cal Wallace

For more information, please contact Linda Scheck at 949.824.3251 or