“Patients ‘relieved’ by amyloid scans” 

 

MedPage Today

February 8, 2017

Learn more about a recent research study conducted by UCI MIND Co-Director, Dr. Joshua Grill, and colleagues to better understand patient and caregiver reactions to clinical amyloid imaging.

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Research Suggests Space Travel Affects the Brain

U.S. News & World Report
February 6, 2017

“This is not a deal-breaker,” co-author Charles Limoli, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Irvine, said last fall. “I do not think that during the course of a trip to Mars and back the astronauts will come back with anything remotely similar to full-blown Alzheimer’s. more >



Register for next Friday’s conference today!

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Education is essential to help increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Join us for our biggest education event of the year next Friday, September 30, at the Irvine Marriott. Click here to learn more and register!

 

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The UCI Consent 2 Contact Registry

c2c-old-manResearch is the key to finding treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s disease and other urgent health problems. If you or someone you know is interested in helping researchers at UCI find cures faster, check out our new online potential participant registry, Consent 2 Contact (C2C) more >



Investigational antibody treatment yields exciting though preliminary results

September 1, 2016
Nature

A paper published August 31 in Nature, describes that Biogen Idec’s candidate treatment, aducanumab, reduced amyloid-β in the brains of patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Patients receiving the highest doses of the medicine in the Phase IB trial had the largest reductions in brain amyloid and also declined the least in clinical assessments.

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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 >



Physical Limitations in the Oldest Old Increase Odds of Dementia

Just published Online First by Archives of Neurology, a study led by Szofia Bullain, M.D., a Fellow in Geriatric Neurology at UCI MIND and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Neurology, has shown that difficulty performing activities like walking at age 90 and older greatly increases the odds of having dementia. more >



UCI MIND Awarded Funding to Advance Stem Cell Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

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The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded $20 million to UCI Institute of Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI  MIND) to advance stem cell treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in partnership with Stem Cell, Inc. more >



Exercise and Diet in Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Carl Cotman, founding director of the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, explains how regular exercise and a diet rich in antioxidants support brain health.

This video is part of the “The Alzheimer’s Project,” a presentation of HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer’s Association, the Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer’s Initiative. more >



Inspiring Others to Join the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

A Toast to Memories

An inspiration – that’s what Nancy Jenkins has been all her life – and continues to be even in the face of Alzheimer’s disease, which is gradually destroying her memory and thinking abilities.  These days, Nancy is inspiring others, even her husband, Larry, to follow her footsteps in advancing research for Alzheimer’s disease.  more >