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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.

Home-Based Tools Can Help Assess Dementia Risk and Progression

March 28, 2019

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report on a novel four-year, randomized clinical trial evaluating different home-based methods to assess cognitive function and decline in participants over the age of 75.

Did Gonorrhea Give Us Grandparents?

July 18, 2022

UC San Diego researchers tracked the evolution of a gene variant that supports cognitive health in older humans, but may have first emerged to protect against bacteria.

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…

Common RNA Pathway Found in ALS and Dementia

October 1, 2012

Two proteins previously found to contribute to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, have divergent roles. But a new study, led by researchers at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, shows that a common pathway links them.

Poor Cognitive Performance Predicts Impairment in Activities of Daily Living Years Later

September 30, 2020

Subtle differences in cognition may help identify individuals at risk for becoming dependent years later upon others to complete daily activities, such as managing medications or finances and other essential activities.

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).

New Drug Screening Method Answers Why Alzheimer’s Drugs Fail, Suggests New Targets

January 27, 2022

A study led by UC San Diego sheds light on why Alzheimer’s drugs so far have been ineffective at curing or reversing the disease. The researchers identify new targets for drug development and present a new method to screen drugs for treating Alzheimer’s disease.

Four Common Antipsychotic Drugs Found to Lack Safety and Effectiveness in Older Adults

November 27, 2012

In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications – schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. In a new study, four of the antipsychotics most commonly prescribed off label for use in patients over 40 were found to…

Alzheimer’s Cognitive Decline Slows in Advanced Age

August 2, 2012

The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is advancing age. By age 85, the likelihood of developing the dreaded neurological disorder is roughly 50 percent. But researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say AD hits hardest among the “younger elderly” – people in their…

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