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Gift to Support Research into Links between Hearing Loss, Isolation and Dementia

December 3, 2020

…Hearing Loss, Isolation and Dementia Funds provided by Wrethinking, the Foundation—established by wireless technology pioneers—will continue a mission at Qualcomm Institute to use technology to help improve live From developing the first portable cell phone technology to establishing the first cell phone service to meet the needs of seniors, wireless…

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.

Brain Function Boosted by Daily Physical Activity in Middle-Aged, Older Adults

January 31, 2022

Remote UC San Diego School of Medicine study finds brain function boosted by daily exercise in middle-aged and older adults.

Longitudinal Study of Brain Aging and Cognitive Change Receives $19 Million Grant

June 15, 2020

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, will receive almost $19 million over five years for the fourth phase of the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging, which investigates cognition, aging and the risk for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

New Diagnostic Criteria May Enable Earlier Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Women

October 9, 2019

Study finds when verbal memory test cut-offs were tailored to patient sex, more female patients and fewer male patients were considered to have amnesic mild cognitive impairment. This could change the way aMCI diagnoses are determined and make it easier to catch the condition in its early stages.

For White Middle Class, Moderate Drinking Is Linked to Cognitive Health in Old Age

August 1, 2017

Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a University of California San Diego School of Medicine-led study.

Pulse Pressure Elevation Could Presage Cerebrovascular Disease in Alzheimer’s Patients

April 6, 2012

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have shown that elevated pulse pressure may increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Even the Smallest Possible Stroke Can Damage Brain Tissue and Impair Cognitive Function

December 17, 2012

…use, suggesting treatment that could slow the progress of dementia associated with cumulative damage to minuscule blood vessels that feed brain cells. The team reports their results in the December 16 advance online edition of Nature Neuroscience.

Sac to the Future: Cellular Vessels Predict Likelihood of Developing Dementia

July 5, 2016

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say tiny micro-vesicle structures used by neurons and other cells to transport materials internally or dispose of them externally carry tell-tale proteins that may help to predict the likelihood of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) developing into full-blown Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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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