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More Steps, Moderate Physical Activity Cuts Dementia, Cognitive Impairment Risk

January 25, 2023

UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science study: senior women were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia if they did more daily walking and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

As Alzheimer’s Numbers Grow Among Latinos, Need for Research Grows Too, Say Experts

September 27, 2018

…other underrepresented minority researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias afflicting seniors of Latino origins, a demographic historically overlooked.

Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Dementia, Complicated by Genetics

May 2, 2023

UC San Diego researchers describe how exposure to ambient air pollution, such as car exhaust and power plant emissions — is associated with a measurably greater risk of developing dementia over time.

Noted Canadian Neurologist to Head UC San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study

January 14, 2016

Howard Feldman, MD, FRCP(C), a renowned Canadian neurologist noted for his original research in geriatric cognitive disorders and expertise in large-scale clinical trials, has been named the new director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) at University of California, San Diego, pending approval from the National Institute on Aging…

UC San Diego Health Named Dementia Research Center of Excellence

April 3, 2018

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), announced today that UC San Diego Health has been named a LBDA Research Centers of Excellence (RCOE), a partnership of 24 pre-eminent academic medical research centers across the United States. LBDA is a leading advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness and advancing research and…

Study Continues Assessment of Cognition and Decline in Aging Latinos

June 1, 2022

Researchers at UC San Diego have received a $25.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging to continue the Study of Latinos-Investigation of Neurocognitive Aging, a 12-year assessment of cognitive and brain aging and impairment among aging Latinos.

UC San Diego Receives $1.3M from W. M. Keck Foundation to Study Origins of Dementia

August 16, 2022

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have received a $1.3 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a project that could help scientists better understand the role misfolded tau proteins play in causing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, which may lead to more effective

Hearing Loss and High Blood Sugar Linked to Poorer Learning and Memory among Older Latinos

December 17, 2020

Researchers report that hearing loss and high blood sugar are associated with poor cognitive performance among middle-aged and older Latinos.

The robots that dementia caregivers want: robots for joy, robots for sorrow

March 19, 2019

A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. They found that caregivers wanted the robots to support positive moments shared by caregivers and their loved ones; and lessen caregivers’ emotional burdens.

Practice Imperfect: Repeated Cognitive Testing Can Obscure Early Signs of Dementia

July 11, 2018

…diagnosis and treatment. In a paper in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, researchers led by scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that repeated testing of middle-age men produced a “practice effect” which obscured true cognitive decline and delayed detection of MCI.

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