Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Caregiver Panel

Picture1Caring for a loved one with dementia poses unique challenges based on the specific diagnosis.

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

Actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the Happy Feet Press Junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)

(Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)

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.

Lewy body dementia (LBD) can closely resemble and overlap with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s making it widely underdiagnosed.  more >



Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Frontotemporal Dementia

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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

ucal-fb-imageUC 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

Nell Redmond, AP

Nell Redmond, AP

July 20, 2016

USA Today

“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

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MariaShriver.com

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.

 


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House committee approves boost in AD research funding

house of repsJuly 18, 2016
Alzforum

The Senate Committee drafted a bill with a $400 million hike in AD research funding last month.  The House crafted their version of the bill last Friday.  See how their proposal stacks up. more >



Registration now OPEN for the 27th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

SCADR Conference

UCI MIND & Alzheimer’s Orange County are excited to announce the 27th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference!  Nationally-renowned experts will address the latest advances in Alzheimer’s and dementia research across unique populations, such as victims of head trauma and people living with Down syndrome more >


UCI MIND collaborates in developing potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease

 

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July 13, 2016

HealthCanal

Read about Professor David Cribbs’ global partnership in developing anti-amyloid-beta & anti-tau vaccines with “promise for both preventive & therapeutic approaches in AD.”

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Dr. Joshua Grill serves as expert for Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry

ask the expert“Dear Dr. Grill,

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 >