Deciphering dementia’s gender gap

UCI researchers win grant to explore why Alzheimer’s affects more women

Addressing the daily dilemmas of dementia care

Alzheimer’s conference co-hosted by UCI will tackle such sensitive subjects as intimacy, elder abuse, driving risks and end-of-life options

Alzheimer’s: It’s Not What You Think

Claudia Kawas turns the study of the disease on its head, leading other researchers to change their assumptions

Music vs. Alzheimer’s

Favorite songs from a person’s past can ease depression, agitation and other symptoms of dementia, says a UCI researcher who donates iPods to nursing homes

UCI study finds jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer’s memory, learning loss

Results suggest greater emphasis on managing slumber habits of people with AD risk

Study leader Dr. Steven Potkin

UCI-led study demonstrates how Huntington’s disease proteins spread from cell to cell

By identifying in spinal fluid how the characteristic mutant proteins of Huntington’s disease spread from cell to cell, UC Irvine scientists and colleagues have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the presence and proliferation of these neuron-damaging compounds – a discovery that may accelerate the development of new drugs to treat this incurable disease.

Leslie Thompson

UCI team gets $5 million to create stem cell treatment for Huntington’s disease

CIRM funding will support effort to advance therapy into clinical trials

Frances Saldaña with a photo of her family

A cause close to her heart

UCI staffer co-founds support group for Huntington’s disease research, care on campus

Frank LaFerla

Making memories last

UCI MIND hosts one of the field’s most influential annual Alzheimer’s disease research conferences featuring speakers and presentations showcasing the latest breakthroughs. Center director Frank LaFerla discusses the 2011 conference and exciting research and treatment efforts for the disease.