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2013

Leslie Thompson studies point to new targets for Huntington’s disease treatments

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UCI MIND’s Leslie Thompson has worked on Huntington’s disease for over two decades, and her group’s research has revealed extensive insights into the biological underpinnings of the disease. During the week of July 15, her laboratory adds to its impressive log of discoveries. Thompson is the lead author for studies appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Cell Reports that identify new and well-defined molecular targets for drugs that can treat the fatal neurodegenerative disease. In the journal Cell Reports, published on July 18, Thompson and colleagues identify how two proteins – SUMO-2 and PIAS1 –…

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Glen Campbell’s Daughter Urges Congress to Increase Funding for Alzheimer’s

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Ashley Campbell, daughter of singer Glen Campbell, who has Alzheimer’s disease became tearful as she testified before Congress, urging increased support for research. “I think a person’s life is comprised of memories, and that’s exactly what Alzheimer’s disease takes away from you,” noted Ashley.  “Now when I play banjo with my dad, it’s getting harder for him to follow along and it’s getting harder for him to recall my name.  It’s hard to come to the realization that someday my dad might look at me and I will be absolutely nothing to him.”     To read the testimony of…

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Registration Open for Countdown to 2025: Progress on Ending Alzheimer’s Disease

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Register Now . . . for the 24th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, Countdown to 2025: Progress on Ending Alzheimer’s Disease, to be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. America’s first National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease sets forth the goal of effectively preventing and treating this progressive neurodegenerative disorder by 2025. In the U.S., over 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and a new case is diagnosed every 68 seconds. Unless significant progress is made, at least 13.8 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, with a new case…

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Join us for the Time of Your Life 2013!

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To register for this event, CLICK HERE It’s time to join us for the Time of Your Life! Saturday, June 22, 2013, 5:30-11:00 pm at The Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds! Tickets $250 per person. Learn what we have in store for you! Go to www.ucimindtimeofyourlife.org Toast your favorite holidays. Once you enter The Hangar, you will experience “virtual” celebrations of: Valentine’s Day Fall’s Halloween and Thanksgiving Winter Holidays at the Lodge And a Happy New Year’s Eve Countdown in the Big Apple. Guests will be surrounded by each holiday experience created by our generous partner, Elite OC Productions.  Last year, they took us back to the 1960s.  This year, we…

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Policy Makers Address Senior Transportation Needs at Town Hall

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Assemblyman Donald Wagner (L) and Mayor Al Murray (R) of Tustin listen to participants at a Town Hall hosted by the Orange County Aging Services Collaborative on Friday, April 12. Participants engaged in a lively discussion about various transportation options and challenges for seniors. Attendees learned how to better utilize local transportation options and voiced their concerns to transportation leaders in Orange County. Join the dialogue at the OCASC’s next town hall forum, Living Through Your Silver Tsunami: Hot Topics in Senior Nutrition on May 10 at the Rodgers Senior Center in Huntington Beach. For more information visit: www.ocagingservicescollaborative.org.

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Take a “Cruise to Remember” in Support of UCI MIND

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Sunday, April 28, 9:30 AM You are invited to join us aboard the private 88′ yacht, “The Last Hurrah,” for the CRUISE TO REMEMBER Alzheimer’s benefit event hosted by Betty’s Foundation. This four-hour harbor cruise includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and beverages (coffee, water, soda, beer, and wine). Enjoy the sun and sights aboard this luxury yacht.  Passengers will also have an opportunity to participate in a silent auction.  For more information and photos of the yacht go to www.cruisetoremember.org.   A donation of $75 per passenger is suggested and appreciated.  All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Don’t delay,…

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Join the Dialogue! Town Hall Series Addresses Critical Issues Facing OC Seniors

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A series of Town Halls hosted by the Orange County Aging Services Collaborative (OCASC) will address three major issues facing seniors: Transportation, Housing, and Nutrition.  Make a difference in the lives of Orange County seniors by joining the dialogue at these Town Halls and providing the input we need to improve availability of and access to senior friendly transportation, affordable housing options, and basic nutrition. Each of these Town Halls will feature expert speakers on the topic and allow for audience feedback during an interactive panel.  Input received via this public forum and a survey will be shared with local…

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