UCI MIND Leads Research into Alzheimer’s Disease

UCI MIND releases a new video in which Dr. Aimee Pierce, Medical Director of the Institute’s Memory Assessment and Research Center, and her fellow researchers and clinicians talk about their latest efforts to advance research in Alzheimer’s disease.

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World Alzheimer’s Report Reveals Impact of Stigma on Lives of People with Dementia

According to the recently released 2012 World Alzheimer’s Report, stigma negatively effects people with dementia across the world, resulting in loss of friends and social exclusion. more >



Dr. Claudia Kawas Honored

Kawas honored as Visionary Woman by Alzheimer’s Association of OC

Dr. Claudia Kawas, the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience and professor of neurology and neurobiology & behavior at UC Irvine, was honored for her clinical contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research and care by the Orange County Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. more >



UCI MIND Meets Urgent Need for Alzheimer’s Research

Investigators at the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders describe their efforts to advance research for Alzheimer’s disease.  Caregiver Bill Edwards shares how his wife, Nancy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at UCI MIND and urges support for the Institute’s research. more >



Dr. Cotman Receives Honorary Doctorate from McGill University

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Congratulations to Dr. Carl Cotman, professor of Neurology, Neurobiology and Behavior, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine who received an honorary doctorate from McGill University in Montreal as part of its 2012 commencement exercises.  Dr. Cotman, who founded the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), was awarded a Doctor of Science, honoris causa, in recognition of the many contributions he has made to our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related cognitive disorders throughout his distinguished career.  He joins a select group of faculty to receive this honor. more >



Registration Open for 20th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

Register Now . . . for the 20thAnnual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, to be held on World Alzheimer’s Day, Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.

Joining worldwide efforts to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders at the University of California, Irvine (UCI MIND) and its community partners, the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County and Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, are bringing together experts from across the country to address the topic, Beyond Memory: The Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia. more >



Lack of Research Volunteers Slows Progress in Alzheimer’s Disease

 

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Dr. Frank LaFerla Featured by SeniorCareHomes.com

Dr. Frank LaFerla serves as Chief Alzheimer’s Research Expert for SeniorCareHomes.com.  He shares the urgent need to advance research about Alzheimer’s disease and the efforts of UCI MIND to ensure that memories last a lifetime for future generations.  Today, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and a new case of develops in the United States every 68 seconds.  Without effective treatment and prevention strategies, the number of Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease will grow to at least 16 million by 2050, with the cost of care bankrupting our society. more >



UCI MIND Launches Outreach to Chinese Americans

An overflow crowd of 160 Chinese Americans attended the UC Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorder’s (UCI MIND) first workshop on memory loss targeting this growing ethnic community.  Offered with translation, Memory Loss: Should I Be Concerned? was presented at the Irvine Chinese School on May 4, 2012 by UCI MIND experts, Dr. more >



Any Kind of Physical Activity Protects the Oldest Old from Alzheimer's Disease

Staying physically active is critical for brain health, but you don’t necessarily have to break a sweat exercising to protect yourself from developing Alzheimer’s disease.   Among the oldest old, those who were the most physically active, whether through routine activities like housework and gardening or traditional exercise, had 2.3 times less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than those who were the least physically active, according to a study just published in the April 24, 2012 issue of Neurology. more >