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

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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 >



Tune into SiriusXM on Monday to learn about the latest findings from The 90+ Study

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July 22, 2016

The latest findings from The 90+ Study were recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) by UCI MIND’s Szofia Bullain MD, Maria Corrada ScD, Shawna Perry MS, and Claudia Kawas MD.  Dr. Bullain will be discussing the article and its findings on Doctor Radio, SiriusXM channel 110 from 2:00-2:30pm PT Monday, July 25.   more >



NASCAR Hall of Famer with dementia pledges to donate his brain

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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

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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

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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 >



Event Next Tuesday: A4 Study Information Session- RSVP Today!

A4 Study Presentation 7.12.2016

Join UCI MIND next Tuesday, July 12, to learn about healthy brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease prevention, including a monumental new clinical study.  Email kleinkm@uci.edu if you would like to register yourself and others.  Space and time are limited, so act today! more >