UCI MIND Launches MIND Matters Club

Dr. Frank LaFerla, Dr. Margaret Gatz, and Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke at MIND Matters Club Launch

On January 19, UCI MIND launched the MIND Matters Club at the home of Burton and Linda Young, who graciously hosted this inaugural gathering of individuals who have committed to  giving $1,906 or more annually to UCI MIND.  Guests gathered to hear Dr. more >



Join us for the 3rd Annual ReMIND Emerging Scientists Symposium!

The graduate student group ReMIND and the UCI MIND Institute will be hosting the Emerging Scientists Symposium on Neurological Disorders on February 9th at the University Club. It is a unique opportunity for graduate and postdoctoral researchers to present their work. more >



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 >