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Volunteer, Steve O’Leary, raises awareness of Alzheimer’s disease research and UCI C2C Registry

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Yesterday, UCI MIND volunteer Steve O'Leary shared his powerful story to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease research and the UCI C2C Registry with members of his congregation at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano. We are grateful for the time and energy Steve and so many others commit to helping advance Alzheimer's disease research at UCI MIND. We could not do it without the support of our dedicated community members!

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CANVAS, Betty’s Foundation, Music & Memory, and UCI MIND partner to raise awareness on music and Alzheimer’s disease

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Several incredible organizations came together on Sunday, April 30, in Marina del Rey for an explosion of sound, spirit, and information. CANVAS and Betty’s Foundation were joined by Music & Memory and UCI MIND for an incredible evening that featured live musical performances, touching portrayals of the impact music can have on the lives of people with dementia, and a lecture on the neuroscience of music from UCI MIND’s own Dr. Joshua Grill. The powerful evening concluded with CANVAS making a donation of $1000 to Betty’s Foundation to support their work as a non-profit organization committed to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease. Betty’s...

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2017 Research Update: Intense Study, Rapid Progress

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On March 14, UCI MIND’s community partner, Alzheimer’s Orange County, held their annual Research Update on Alzheimer’s disease at the Bowers Museum. The update was, for the second straight year, delivered by UCI MIND Co-Director, Dr. Joshua Grill. Dr. Grill described the current “state of the science” in understanding Alzheimer’s disease risk and way to lower that risk, new tools for use in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, and the critical pursuit of FDA-approved disease-modifying therapies. If you were unable to attend, you can watch a video here, courtesy of Alzheimer’s Orange County. If you’d like to attend a future lecture by UCI…

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Hundreds attended UCI MIND’s “Ask the Doc” at South OC Senior Day on March 10th

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Thank you to all who attended UCI MIND’s “Ask the Doc” this morning at South OC Senior Day provided by Senator Pat Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough! Drs. Joshua Grill, Aimee Pierce, Mark Mapstone, and Kim Green answered many important and thoughtful questions from over 500 community members. Still have questions? Be sure to join us at our next “Ask the Doc,” May 2nd at Alzheimer’s Orange County. Register here>  

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Featured Conference Topic: The Oldest Old, 90+

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The EARLYBIRD deadline for the research conference is quickly approaching! Register online before September 9 and SAVE! What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond? How does memory loss affect those in their 90’s? How do people remain #dementia-free into their 90’s? The 90+ Study at UCI MIND seeks to address these questions by longitudinally following the oldest-old members of our community, now the fastest growing age group in the U.S. Learn more about this exciting topic with Dr. Maria Corrada-Bravo, Co-Principal Investigator for The 90+ Study, at our upcoming research conference on Friday, September 30 in Irvine.  …

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Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Caregiver Panel

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Caring for a loved one with dementia poses unique challenges based on the specific diagnosis. Dr. Jill Shapira, a researcher and practitioner in the field of dementia caregiving, will moderate a diverse panel of dementia caregivers, including the wife of a husband with Lewy body dementia, the wife of a husband with frontotemporal dementia, the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, and the daughter of a parent with Alzheimer’s disease. Do not miss this invaluable discussion with the real experts, the caregivers who live the reality of managing dementia everyday, at our upcoming research conference. Friday,…

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Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Lewy Body Dementia

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The brain autopsy of Robin Williams showed signs of diffuse Lewy body disease, a dementia that affects 1.4 million Americans and their families, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Lewy body dementia (LBD) can closely resemble and overlap with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s making it widely underdiagnosed.  Some patients start out with a movement disorder leading to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, then develop dementia and other symptoms of LBD.  Others present with cognitive dysfunction that may look like Alzheimer’s initially, but with time, hallucinations, motor impairments and fluctuating attention appear.  A third smaller group present first with neuropsychiatric symptoms such…

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Event Next Tuesday: A4 Study Information Session- RSVP Today!

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Join UCI MIND next Tuesday, July 12, to learn about healthy brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease prevention, including a monumental new clinical study.  Email kleinkm@uci.edu if you would like to register yourself and others.  Space and time are limited, so act today!   What: A4 Study Information Session When: July 12, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 AM Where: Vivante, 1640 Monrovia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627   more>    

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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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UCI Brings Ask the Doc to Laguna Woods

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On May 29, 2013, the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders will offer its popular Ask the Doc forum at Laguna Woods Village. Date and Time: May 29, 2013 from 1-3 pm Location: Laguna Woods Village, Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637 RSVP: Individuals who are not residents of Laguna Village must RSVP at (949) 824-2382, press option 4, and leave a message or email mpsoares@uci.edu Our  Ask the Doc flyer provides event details and directions. Ask the Doc forums take a unique approach to providing the community with the latest information about Alzheimer’s disease…

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UCI MIND Seminar with Dr. Eric Reiman

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Ending Alzheimer’s Together Eric M. Reiman, M.D. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reiman will show how he and his colleagues have used brain imaging techniques to track Alzheimer’s disease decades before the onset of symptoms.  Also, he will describe their developing plan to find demonstrably effective Alzheimer’s prevention therapies as soon as possible. The seminar will be held at the Irvine Barclay Theatre (adjacent to the UCI campus) at 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Parking is provided in an adjacent structure for $8. The seminar is free of charge. No tickets or…

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