Down Syndrome Program Manager helps out at “To Your Health” Event

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Last weekend, UCI Down Syndrome Program Manager Eric Doran passed out healthcare supplies to caregivers and individuals with Down syndrome at DSAOC’s “To Your Health” Event. His partner for the day, Sean McElwee, stars in A&E Network’s Emmy-winning docuseries, Born This Way and runs his own t-shirt printing business, Seanese. Sarah Jensen attended the drive-by event with her parents. In addition to PPE and disinfectant products, she received a backpack and craft supplies.     To learn more about the Down Syndrome Program, contact downsyndrome@uci.edu or 714-456-8443. Related posts: UCI Giving Day Postponed Dear Friends of UCI MIND, In light of…

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We Need an Operation Warp Speed for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Contributed by the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement At a campaign stop last fall, then VP, now President Joe Biden said, “If we do not find an answer to Alzheimer’s, then in the next 19 years, every single solitary bed that exists in the United States of America now will be occupied by an Alzheimer’s patient.” The time to act is now, and we are ready! Related posts: Racing to deliver COVID-19 testing   Read how through the efforts of the UC Irvine Health team, under the leadership of UCI MIND Faculty Member, Dr. Edwin Monuki, the medical center became the first…

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Cognitive Care Solutions Presents: Dana Greenia

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Related posts: Special Virtual Event on World Alzheimer’s Day Join the BrightFocus Foundation on September 21, World Alzheimer’s Day, for a special virtual event, Alzheimer’s Turning Point: The Quest for a Cure Continues. The event will feature new clips from the acclaimed documentary Turning Point and insightful interviews with leading BrightFocus-funded scientists, including UCI MIND director, Dr. Joshua Grill…. Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, #LetsTalkAbout Dementia … Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Brain Aging Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Brain Aging October 28, 2020 7 – 8 p.m. PDT Via Zoom Join us for a live presentation and Q&A with UCI School of Medicine faculty…

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MIND Matters | Quarterly Newsletter | Winter 2021

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Message from the Director Happy New Year, Friends of UCI MIND! For many of us, a New Year brings the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. In 2021, it also means a welcomed good-bye to a very long 2020. Despite the challenges that 2020 brought, it also brought progress that must now continue in 2021. This includes progress in social justice, progress in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and progress in research to rid the world of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. UCI MIND is committed to contributing to further progress in each of these areas. Though the COVID-19 pandemic…

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UCI MIND’s First-Ever Virtual Gala Warms Hearts, Opens Minds, Drives Donations Both On and Offline

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UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders raised some $300,000 at its A December to Remember Gala on Dec. 5, 2020. The event took place virtually for the very first time, reaching over 850 viewers on multiple online channels including Facebook, Youtube and the UCI MIND website. A recording of the event is available to view on UCI MIND’s YouTube page. The online broadcast, co-hosted by UCI MIND Director Joshua Grill and auctioneer Zack Krone, included performances from Justin Willman, the star and creator of the hit Netflix series “Magic for Humans,” and Ashley Campbell, singer-songwriter and daughter of…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Research & Treatment Update (English & Mandarin)

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Quarterly Seminar Series provided by UCI MIND-SCCCA  Joshua Grill, PhD February 16, 2021  1:00 – 2:00 PM PT  Free Virtual Event Related posts: Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, #LetsTalkAbout Dementia … Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Brain Aging Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Brain Aging October 28, 2020 7 – 8 p.m. PDT Via Zoom Join us for a live presentation and Q&A with UCI School of Medicine faculty and Alzheimer’s researchers, Joshua Grill, Ph.D., Director of UCI MIND, and Ruth Benca, M.D., Ph.D., Director of UCI Sleep Center. Learn about… ASK THE DOC with Joshua Grill, PhD Join Director of UCI MIND, Dr. Joshua…

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New Study Finds People with Dementia are Twice as Likely to Get COVID-19

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A new study led by researchers at Case Western Reserve University who analyzed millions of medical records in the U.S. found that people with dementia had significantly greater risk of contracting the coronavirus, and they were much more likely to be hospitalized and die from it, compared to people without dementia. The findings highlight the need to prioritize and protect people with dementia as part of the strategy to control the pandemic. Related posts: Campus labs making sample-preserving fluid for COVID-19 test kits … VIDEO: UCI Panel on COVID-19: Part 2 … The COVID-19 guide to holiday travel – and…

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ASK THE DOC on Down Syndrome & Alzheimer’s Disease this Thursday

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Do you have questions about Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease? Ask the Doc! Join experts Dr. Ira Lott, Dr. Elizabeth Head, and Eric Doran this Thursday from 12-1 PM PT for a live virtual Q&A panel.   How to Ask the Docs: 1. Register here to pre-submit questions. 2. On Thursday at noon, click your preferred website below to view the live episode: – YouTube (ask & view) – Facebook (ask & view) – UCI MINDcast (view-only) 3. Participate in Q&A on YouTube or Facebook by typing your questions into the comments box. Related posts: Focus on Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar Series…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Community Information Panel

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Join UCI School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on Thursday, February 11th for a community information session with their Scientists & Pharmacists to learn the basics about COVID-19 Vaccines and what to expect as they become more widely available. Registration links below! Can’t make it on February 11th? Join them on March 1st for an encore presentation. February 11th Registration: https://bit.ly/2M6YQFc March 1st Registration: https://bit.ly/3pt8sIt Related posts: Join Californians in protecting older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic #CANeedsYou covid19.ca.gov… VIDEO: UCI Panel on COVID-19: Part 2 … MIND Matters | Quarterly Newsletter | Fall 2020 Message from the Director   Dear…

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IMPACT-AD now accepting applications for the Class of 2021

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UCI MIND is now accepting applications for IMPACT-AD, a multi-day course on clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). The training course, directed by Joshua Grill, PhD, Director of UCI MIND and Rema Raman, PhD, Director of Biostatistics at USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute, was launched in 2020 and is designed to educate and promote diversity among researchers and future principal investigators in the field of ADRD. The course will run from September 19-23, 2021. Applications close April 30, 2021. Learn more and apply at https://impact-ad.org  Related posts: Racing to deliver COVID-19 testing   Read how through the…

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