UCI MIND presents: ASK The DOC: Alzheimer’s Research Today – a Facebook Live Series
Most of us don’t get enough sleep and evidence is mounting that a lack of sleep contributes to a variety of health issues including depression, heart disease and diabetes. But can poor sleep also impact brain health?
Dr. Bryce Mander, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at UCI, has published several important findings on the link between sleep and brain health. He is currently involved in multiple collaborative projects at UCI and other academic institutions around the world. His research looks at how sleep disturbance impacts brain function, thinking, and memory in older adults and whethersleep interventions can effectively promote healthy cognitive aging in those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
On Friday, February 1 at 9:00AM PST, tune in for the launch of UCI MIND’s first-ever Facebook Live video series, ASK THE DOC: Alzheimer’s Research Today. Dr. Mander will discuss the correlation between sleep and brain health and answer questions from viewers.
ASK THE DOC: Alzheimer’s Research Today is an informative Facebook Live video series focused on the most pressing questions and latest research in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by a panel of experts from UCI MIND, 1 of 32 congressionally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in the nation, this series is scheduled for the first Friday of each month from 9:00-9:30AM PST at @UCIrvineMIND on Facebook.
Planned dates and topics are as follows:
Friday, February 1: Dr. Bryce Mander – Can Poor Sleep Cause Alzheimer’s?
Friday, March 1: Dr. Ahmad Sajjadi – What Causes Memory Problems in Older Adults?
Friday, April 5: Dr. Andrea Tenner – Is Alzheimer’s an Immune Disorder?
Friday, May 3: Dr. Elizabeth Head – Are There Any Promising Vaccines for Alzheimer’s?
Friday, June 7: Dr. Mark Mapstone – Is There a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s?
*Friday, July 12: Dr. Steven Tam – What Medications Can I Take to Prevent or Treat Alzheimer’s?
Friday, August 2: Dr. Craig Stark – Can Brain Scans Be Used to Diagnose Alzheimer’s?
Friday, September 6: Dr. Edwin Monuki – What Have Researchers Learned from Brain Donations?
Friday, October 4: Dr. Malcolm Dick – When Should I See a Doctor About Memory Concerns?
Friday, November 1: Dr. Maria Corrada – Will I Get Alzheimer’s If I Live Long Enough?
Friday, December 6: Dr. Ira Lott – What Is the Link Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s?
For more information on this series and to learn how you can help UCI MIND fight Alzheimer’s disease, please visit http://www.mind.uci.edu.