They Have Alzheimer’s. This Clinical Trial May Be a Last Hope.

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The single most consistent barrier to progress in Alzheimer’s disease treatment development is low rates of participation in research. To learn about clinical trials at UCI MIND, visit https://www.mind.uci.edu/research-studies/participate/. To enroll in the C2C Registry and give researchers permission to let you know about new studies for which you might be eligible, visit c2c.uci.edu. Related posts: Advocate for Alzheimer’s Research & Care Today! Local Supportive Service Families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in California need your help! Advocate to conserve Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS)/Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) programs statewide. You can voice your support by using the…

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New mobile site aids clinicians treating patients diagnosed with dementia

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Dr. Steven Tam, together with colleagues in the UCI School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology at UC Irvine and Alzheimer’s Orange County are leading the effort to provide more accurate information and better resources to patients with AD and their caregivers.  To learn more, click here.                 Related posts: UCI MIND, UCSF, UC Davis, NAPCA, ICAN Launch Research Registry for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders UC San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Irvine, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), International Children Assistance Network (ICAN) in partnership with over twenty community partners serving diverse Asian…

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Research Update: Alzheimer’s Dementias’ Sex Disparity

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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…. 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…

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Anti-Asian American Hate Crimes Bill

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Contributed by Hye-Won (Grace) Shin, PhD UCI MIND stands against racism, hate and violence. We laud the US Senate overwhelmingly passing the anti-Asian American hate crime bill Thursday, April 22, 2021. We stand with our Asian American researchers, physician scientists, research participants, patients and their caregivers and our broader Asian community members. As we painfully witnessed, hate crimes, physical attacks and deplorable rhetoric against Asians across the United States have escalated. According to the research report by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, hate crimes targeting Asians in the first quarter…

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UCI MIND investigators develop new “platform model” to study late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

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Contributed by Stefania Forner, PhD Most cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are late-onset and occur sporadically; however, the majority of AD animal models are based on rare genetic mutations, making them good models of the less common familial AD, which accounts for 1% of all cases. As treatments effective in these mouse models have proven ineffective in humans, there is a clear need to develop new models that better represent the more common, late-onset sporadic form of AD. With this in mind, my colleagues and I at UCI MIND used a different approach in a recent study published in Nature…

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Thank you for your generous support of UCI MIND

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Thank you for your generous support of UCI MIND for UCI Giving Day. We raised over $18,000 to directly support Alzheimer’s disease research. To learn more about UCI MIND, we invite you to check out our 2020 Annual Report. Thank you! Related posts: MIND Matters | Quarterly Newsletter | Spring 2020 Message from the Director   Dear Friends of UCI MIND, Since writing my last message for our Winter 2020 issue, we have all had our worlds turned upside down by COVID-19. At UCI MIND, we have faced challenges and have had to temporarily adapt our research programs. But, I…

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UCI MIND Annual Report 2020: Excellence through Adversity

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UCI MIND Annual Report 2020: Excellence through Adversity Dear Friend of UCI MIND, The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of life, especially for families enduring Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. In 2020 alone, deaths due to Alzheimer’s increased 16% in the United States. Caregivers were forced to adapt how they manage care and cope with burden, while many endured painful separation from loved ones. Researchers faced delays and challenges in continuing our work. Yet, the past year has further ignited in us an urgency to discover solutions for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and improve the lives of those…

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Minorities Receive Less Timely Dementia Diagnoses Than Whites

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An accompanying editorial in JAMA Neurology noted that the study apparently is the first to focus on disparities related to “time to diagnosis and comprehensiveness of evaluation” of dementia. Claudia Kawas, M.D., a [professor], geriatric neurologist and researcher at the University of California, Irvine, and other authors of the editorial … point to the need for more diversity in dementia research — particularly as the aging U.S. population grows more diverse. Related posts: Research team awarded $3.8 million to study molecular changes in the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease Irvine, CA – May 12, 2020 – A team of researchers…

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Join us for UCI Giving Day on Wednesday, April 28!

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COVID-19 has introduced tremendous uncertainty into our lives. It has made life challenging for many, none more than families facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Yet, one certainty remains – brain diseases will devastate our increasingly older population…unless researchers find solutions. UCI MIND remains focused on these efforts. To support the scientists, students, and programs across our great university, donate to dementia research on #UCIGivingDay coming up on Wednesday, April 28th. Help us rise to the challenge and unlock a $2,500 gift in support of Alzheimer’s research from Belmont Village by being one of the first 50 donors to UCI…

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Ask the Doc this Thursday: How are male and female brains different?

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How are male and female brains different? Join UCI MIND for live Q&A with Dr. Ashley Keiser this Thursday, April 15 @ 12:00 PM PT. Visit mind.uci.edu/mindcast for direct links to YouTube and Facebook Related posts: Do all people with Down syndrome get Alzheimer’s disease? Ask Eric Doran, MS … VIDEO: Can we change our genes and risk for Brain Diseases? with Marcelo Wood, PhD …

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