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What medications can I take to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s?

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Tune in this Friday, July 12 @ 9AM for the next episode of our monthly Facebook LIVE series, “What medications can I take to prevent or treat¬†Alzheimer’s?” This month, we’re joined by¬†Steven Tam, MD. Dr. Tam is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and a Geriatrician at UC Irvine and recognized as a Physician of¬†Excellence by the¬†Orange County Medical Association. He specializes in geriatric neurology and serves as principal investigator for two Alzheimer’s¬†disease clinical trials at UCI MIND. To attend LIVE and ask Dr. Tam YOUR questions, login to Facebook this Friday morning and search @UCIrvineMIND to view the video…

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Using video games to detect (and protect) those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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Contributed by Craig Stark, PhD Researchers from the UK have just released a report showing how we can extract valuable cognitive data out of video game performance. Using the mobile game Sea Hero Quest, which relies heavily on spatial memory and navigation, the researchers were able to discriminate healthy aging from those at-risk for Alzheimer’s. By using games that are fun and engaging, but are designed to tap into specific brain processes, we can usher in a new era of diagnosis. Research in my¬†lab here at UCI is further looking at whether playing certain kinds of video games can actually…

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