Join the Dialogue! Town Hall Series Addresses Critical Issues Facing OC Seniors

A series of Town Halls hosted by the Orange County Aging Services Collaborative (OCASC) will address three major issues facing seniors: Transportation, Housing, and Nutrition.  Make a difference in the lives of Orange County seniors by joining the dialogue at these Town Halls and providing the input we need to improve availability of and access to senior friendly transportation, affordable housing options, and basic nutrition. more >



Reduce Your Taxes with an IRA Gift

 

2013 IRA Rollover Brochure

To learn more about how you can reduce your 2013 taxes with an IRA gift, click here. more >



UCI Brings Ask the Doc to Laguna Woods

Ask the Doc Age Well

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. more >



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 >



20th Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference Now Online

Dr. Frank LaFerla, Director of UCI MIND, facilitates “Ask the Doc” panel of expert speakers who address audience questions about the behavioral and psychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The 20th Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, held on World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, 2012, is now available for viewing online.  Addressing the topic, Beyond Memory: The Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia, the conference featured internationally known researchers and expert clinicians who discussed non-cognitive symptoms – ranging from apathy and depression to hallucinations and agitation – and their treatment in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  Led by UCI MIND with the support of the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County and Alzheimer’s Family Services Center, this year’s conference brought together 560 caregivers, health care professionals, aging service providers, and community members at large. more >



Physical Limitations in the Oldest Old Increase Odds of Dementia

Just published Online First by Archives of Neurology, a study led by Szofia Bullain, M.D., a Fellow in Geriatric Neurology at UCI MIND and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Neurology, has shown that difficulty performing activities like walking at age 90 and older greatly increases the odds of having dementia. 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 >



CBS 2 News Increases Awareness of MCI

CBS 2 News spot features Steve and Gincy Heins, who shared their story of living with Steve’s Mild Cognitive Impairment at the 2012 Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Regional Conference on September 21, 2012 – World Alzheimer’s Day.  As Dr. Aimee Pierce of the UCI MIND cautions, any memory or thinking difficulties that interfere with one’s everyday life should be brought to the attention of a physician and evaluated carefully. more >