Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Caregiver Panel
Dr. Jill Shapira, a researcher and practitioner in the field of dementia caregiving, will moderate a diverse panel of dementia caregivers, including the wife of a husband with Lewy body dementia, the wife of a husband with frontotemporal dementia, the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, and the daughter of a parent with Alzheimer’s disease. more >
Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Lewy Body Dementia
The brain autopsy of Robin Williams showed signs of diffuse Lewy body disease, a dementia that affects 1.4 million Americans and their families, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Frontotemporal Dementia
Did you know that frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is more common than Alzheimer’s disease in people younger than 60 years old?
FTD is a cluster of progressive, degenerative brain diseases that result in significant behavior and personality changes, typically before symptoms of memory loss occur. more >
University of California announces UCI as a recipient of UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease award
UC Office of the President
July 25, 2016
University of California announces UCI team, led by UCI MIND co-director Dr. Joshua Grill, as a recipient of the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s award. Read more…“Joshua Grill, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at UC Irvine, will lead a team to study the effects of high doses of vitamin nicotinamide in reducing tau phosphorylation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease…” more >
NASCAR Hall of Famer with dementia pledges to donate his brain
July 20, 2016
“Nearly 45 years after his last Cup race, Lorenzen hoped he would still make his mark on the NASCAR community. Inspired by Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s decision to pledge his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Lorenzen became the second known driver to make the same decision. more >
Why women are needed in Alzheimer’s prevention studies now more than ever
July 19, 2016
UCI MIND Co-Director Dr. Joshua Grill and A4 Study Project Leader Dr. Reisa Sperling work to understand the heavy burden Alzheimer’s disease places on women– and what women can do to help today.
House committee approves boost in AD research funding
Registration now OPEN for the 27th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
UCI MIND collaborates in developing potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease
July 13, 2016
Read about Professor David Cribbs’ global partnership in developing anti-amyloid-beta & anti-tau vaccines with “promise for both preventive & therapeutic approaches in AD.”
Dr. Joshua Grill serves as expert for Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry
My Mom is interested in taking part in a “transparent” preclinical trial on Alzheimer’s disease. As part of the study, she would undergo Positron Emission Tomography, also called a PET scan. Because this is a transparent study, I understand she’ll receive the results of this PET scan. more >