Chromosome 21? UCI researchers studying link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s

By Courtney Perks
The Orange County Register
May 24, 2016

“When Ruth Russi was born with Down syndrome in 1959, her parents were told she would die before her fifth birthday. By the time Ruth turned 50, John and June Russi of Costa Mesa began to prepare for her outliving them.” more > more >

The 90+ Study team awarded the 2016 Interdisciplinary Team Science Award

90+-logo21-300x236Congratulations to The 90+ Study team on receiving the 2016 Robert Newcomb Interdisciplinary Team Science Award from the UCI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS).  This award was established to highlight and honor individuals who have played a formative role in bringing together teams of researchers from diverse, trans-, multi-, and interdisciplinary backgrounds in studies and projects that have advanced biomedical and clinical research.  more >

Billie Greer, President, Southern California Leadership Council, blogs about Alzheimer’s disease after her attendance at UCI event

Public Policy Advisor
Thursday, April 28, 2016

“Are you 65 years old?  If so, your risk of getting Alzheimer’s is 1 in 20.  70 years old – 1 in 10.  At 75 years, it narrows to 1 in 5.  Frightening – you bet! more >

Alzheimer’s disease: ‘A really humbling experience’

Bill and Nancy Edwards 264Bill Edwards, UCI MIND Leadership Council member and Alzheimer’s disease advocate, shares his family’s story with UC Irvine Health:

Nancy Edwards never met a stranger. “To her, you were a friend she hadn’t made yet,” her daughter Heather remembers. When her personality began to change in 2003, however, the family became concerned.  more >

New PBS Documentary “NOVA: Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?”

Premiers Wednesday, April 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

unspecified-1Alzheimer’s disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love, and to remember. The disease ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide, and it is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. more >

UCI MIND Leadership Council Member Featured in The Orange County Register

UCI MIND Leadership Council member, Bill Edwards, travels the world opening doors and helping businesses expand and thrive. Read more about Bill’s accomplishments here.

William Edwards, CEO of Edwards Global Services, is helping Sky Zone indoor trampoline park establish franchises overseas.  ///ADDITIONAL INFO: edwards.franchises.0306 - 3/4/16 - Photo by PAUL RODRIGUEZ - Bill Edwards, CEO of Edwards Global Services, is helping Sky Zone indoor trampoline park establish franchises overseas. more >

Barclay Lecture Series with Dr. Laura D. Baker, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us next month for our annual Barclay Lecture Series featuring Dr. Laura D. Baker, Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Neurology, and Public Health at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Baker has studied the effects of aerobic exercise on cognition and Alzheimer’s disease progression, and she visits the Irvine Barclay Theatre on April 19th to deliver an exciting presentation titled, “Exercise for the Brain: Is it Worth the Sweat?”

This lecture is free to the community and no reservations are required. more >

Join us for the HD-CARE Inaugural Symposium! April 23, 2016

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For more information or to RSVP, contact Frances Saldana: or (714) 593-6205 more >

9th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course

vasnetsov_sleep2Dr. Alon Avidan, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at UCLA, would like to invite clinicians and health care providers to attend the 9th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course, “State-of-the-Art in Sleep Medicine.”  The course will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. more >

Dr. Carl Cotman Featured on ABC7 at the 26th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

UnknownStudy at UC Irvine to see if exercise can slow down Alzheimer’s disease

ABC7 – October 3, 2015

“We find that exercise promotes healthy brain aging and improves a person’s cognitive function, and basically really makes the people feel better,” said Dr. more >