Leslie Thompson studies point to new targets for Huntington’s disease treatments

Leslie Thompson

UCI MIND’s Leslie Thompson has worked on Huntington’s disease for over two decades, and her group’s research has revealed extensive insights into the biological underpinnings of the disease. During the week of July 15, her laboratory adds to its impressive log of discoveries. more >



UCI Staffer Co-Founds Support Group for Huntington’s Disease Research and Care

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To learn more about HD CARE and co-founder, Frances Saldaña, click here. more >



20th Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference Now Online

Dr. Frank LaFerla, Director of UCI MIND, facilitates “Ask the Doc” panel of expert speakers who address audience questions about the behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The 20th Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, held on World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, 2012, is now available for viewing online.  Addressing the topic, Beyond Memory: The Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia, the conference featured internationally known researchers and expert clinicians who discussed non-cognitive symptoms – ranging from apathy and depression to hallucinations and agitation – and their treatment in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Led by UCI MIND with the support of the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County and Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, this year’s conference brought together 560 caregivers, health care professionals, aging service providers, and community members at large. more >



More Evidence that Omega-3 Fatty Acids Support Brain Health

A study published in the February 28 issue of the journal Neurology provides more evidence that high dietary consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish such as salmon and tuna, may protect the brain against cognitive impairment.

The research team, led by Dr. more >



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Wine for the Mind

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Welcome to UCI MIND

The Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) at the University of California, Irvine is internationally recognized for its research accomplishments in disorders of the brain, particularly those that are age-related. The Institute is UCI’s center for aging and dementia research, with our faculty seeking to understand the causes leading to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Huntington’s disease. more >