Watch our 2011 Alzheimer’s disease annual conference

Please click on the following links to watch each of the presenters at our 2012 Alzheimer’s disease annual conference:

19th Annual Southern California
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

When Does It Become Dementia?
Transitioning from Healthy Aging to MCI and Dementia

September 30, 2011

Welcome

McGaugh – Making Lasting Memories
Morris – Redefining Alzheimer’s Disease: The Danger of Revised Criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment
Kawas – Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Before Memory Loss Sets In: Proposed Research Criteria
Snyder – When the Diagnosis is Early-Stage Alzheimer’s: What Happens Next? more >



19th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

Read all about it at the OC Register.  Click Here. more >



Making memories last

With Alzheimer’s a looming public health crisis, UCI MIND’s director discusses promising research.  Click here to read the full story

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19th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

When Does It Become Dementia?

Transitioning from Healthy Aging to MCI and Dementia

September 30, 2011 at the Irvine Hilton, Irvine

 

The UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) at the University of California, Irvine, the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter, and Alzheimer’s Family Services Center are pleased to announce the 19th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, When Does It Become Dementia? more >



Frontiers of the MIND 2011

September 21, 2011,

Frontiers of the MIND focusing on Traumatic Brain Injury

Featuring Ann McKee, M.D. , Boston University

Dr. McKee’s research interests center on the neuropathological alterations of neurodegenerative diseases, with a primary focus on the role of tau protein, axonal injury, trauma, vascular injury, and neurodegeneration. more >



Medications to avoid for patients

Medications and Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease – What to Avoid

Gaby T. Thai, M.D.
Doctors are often asked whether there are any medications that someone with Alzheimer’s disease should avoid. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease may need medicines to treat symptoms of the disease, as well as for other health problems such as bladder incontinence, mood disturbances, high blood pressure, etc…  However, when a person takesmany medications, there is an increased risk of adverse effects, including confusion, mood swings, sleepiness, andworsening memory problems. more >



Stress and its influence on Alzheimer’s disease

Aging is an inevitable journey for everyone, and includes many obstacles and different paths to take.  How we live our lives can have enormous impact on whether we grow old gracefully, or succumb along the way. Good physical health, through diet and exercise, will allow people to remain active well into their twilight years, but as lifespan increases it is also important to take care of and maintain brain health as well.  Fortunately, it appears that what is good for the heart is also good for the brain, and thus by keeping active, both physically and mentally, and maintaining a healthy diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids, a person can have the best chance of aging successfully, and avoid both heart disease and brain disease. more >



Plaque-blocking compound may aid Alzheimer’s treatment

Researchers with the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) have discovered how a novel compound can reduce the accumulation of brain plaques seen in Alzheimer’s without the side effects produced by current drugs used for the chronic neurodegenerative disease. more >



Daily Pilot article on Wine for the MIND

Bruce Cook, The Crowd: The mind is tops at wine event

One American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 70 seconds, statistics report. According to Linda Scheck, who is with UC Irvine’s Mind Institute, the Baby Boomer generation is entering the high-risk age group for being diagnosed with the disease with as many as 10,000 turning 65 every day. more >



UCI MIND Scientists uncover presenilin function

UCI MIND graduate student Kara Neely, and Professors Green and LaFerla have discovered a key role for presenilin, a protein involved in the production of amyloid-beta, which forms the plaques in Alzheimer’s disease.  In a study published in the February 23rd edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, the research team show that presenilin plays an integral role in the way that cells, including neurons, dispose of misfunctioning and broken proteins. more >