UCI MIND Co-Director, Dr. Joshua Grill, advocates for Alzheimer’s research at the U.S. Capitol

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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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Today is World Alzheimer’s Day!

13522970_1217944214906432_8247924612047374433_oSeptember 21, 2016, is World Alzheimer’s Day!  Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease on our website and help spread the word about the exciting happenings in Alzheimer’s disease research at UCI MIND. more >



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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Featured Conference Topic: The Oldest Old, 90+

The EARLYBIRD deadline for the research conference is quickly approaching! Register online before September 9 and SAVE!

90+What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond?

How does memory loss affect those in their 90’s? How do people remain #dementia-free into their 90’s?

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Gene Wilder passes away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease

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August 30, 2016
Huffington Post

We are deeply saddened by the passing of beloved actor Gene Wilder yesterday. His family confirmed Alzheimer’s disease as the cause of death, helping to lift the “veil of stigma about the most common cause of dementia.” more >



Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Head Trauma

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According to the New York Times, the NFL has stated in federal court documents that, “it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at ‘notably younger ages’ than in the general population.”

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease found in people with repetitive brain trauma, such as athletes like football players and boxers. more >



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)

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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 >