Skip to main content
Category

Community Events

UCI MIND Researchers presenting work at pre-conference to Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

By Community Events

Professors Andrea Tenner (seen here, middle) and Frank LaFerla, along with other members of UCI MIND’s Next Generation Animal Models grant presented their work at the Accelerating Medicines Partnership—Alzheimer’s Disease (AMP-AD) meeting at a pre-conference to the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago on July 19 and 20.

Read More

Announcing the 29th Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

By Community Events

Join Alzheimer’s Orange County and UCI MIND for the 29th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference. Learn about important findings from past trials, current trials of promising new treatments, and what it’s going to take to find successful treatments for the most urgent health problem we face as a society today.   29th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference Friday, September 21 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Irvine Marriott Hotel   Click here to register >  

Read More

Last Day to RSVP for 2018 Family Education Workshop

By Community Events

Today is the last day to RSVP for the 2018 Family Education Workshop this Thursday, May 17! Click here to RSVP > Join licensed psychologists, Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke and Dr. Malcolm Dick, as they examine the state of the art in identification, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop will be held at the Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine. Refreshments and registration from 9:30-10:00 AM. Lecture from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Thank you to our Community Partners: Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter, Alzheimer’s Family Center, Alzheimer’s Orange County, and Family Caregiver Resource Center. For questions or to be added to…

Read More

Thank you for your support on UCI Giving Day!

By Community Events

Thanks to the collective support of our community on UCI Giving Day on Wednesday, April 25, we raised $26,448 from 108 gifts! All of the funds raised will directly support cutting-edge Alzheimer’s disease research right here at UCI MIND. THANK YOU to all our friends who donated and helped spread the word! If you missed Giving Day and would still like to support Alzheimer’s research, you can make a donation in any amount by clicking here.

Read More

Brain health is on the minds of seniors who attended UCI MIND “Ask the Doc” open Q&A session at Susi Q

By Community Events, In the News

Story by Dianne Russell in Stu News Laguna featuring UCI MIND’s most recent Ask the Doc panel on March 22, 2018: “Although the day is wet and dreary, it doesn’t stop 85 audience members from attending UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) “Ask the Doc” event at Susi Q. The roomful of mostly seniors is serious and here for one thing, to get answers to their questions regarding the widespread problem of Alzheimer’s, memory loss and brain health. It’s not an entirely comfortable situation, as I am well into that age bracket, and so the Q…

Read More

Register today for ASK THE DOC in partnership with Senator Pat Bates’ South OC Senior Day

By Community Events

Please join UCI MIND on Friday, March 9 at Norman P. Murray Senior Center for an ASK THE DOC Q&A session at South OC Senior Day, in partnership with Senator Pat Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough. Bring your questions about brain health, Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss, diagnosis and treatment, research advances, and more to a panel of expert clinicians and scientists from UCI MIND, Orange County’s only state and federally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center: www.mind.uci.edu There is no cost to attend. Register today at www.seniordayoc.com or call 949.598.5850. Click here for Event Details> Moderator: Ruth Benca, MD, PhD, Professor…

Read More

Free community screening of “Alive Inside” this Friday, January 26 in Orange

By Community Events

Free community screening reveals how personalized music provides comfort ORANGE, CA – The public is invited to a free screening of Alive Inside, a documentary that explores the transformative impact of music on people living with a diagnosis of dementia or other cognitive disorders.  The award winning documentary follows the journey of social worker Dan Cohen, creator of the national MUSIC & MEMORY® program which helps non-verbal dementia patients re-ignite positive memories as they listen to familiar songs from their past. WHEN:   Friday, January 26, 2018 WHERE: Folino Theater, Marion Knott Studios – Chapman University, 283 N. Cypress St., Orange, CA…

Read More

REMIND engages local students as part of STEAM initiative

By Community Events

REMIND predoc and postdoc trainees, Sarah Royer, Stefânia Forner, and Alessandra Martini, welcomed 7th and 8th graders to campus today to teach them about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease. The students even had a chance to see their own brain waves in action! This outreach initiative is led by the Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine to engage local K-12 students in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).

Read More

A December to Remember ticket sales end Thursday at noon!

By Community Events, In the News

Don’t miss an unforgettable evening of fun and philanthropy in support of Alzheimer’s disease research this Saturday, December 2nd at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach! If you haven’t done so already, purchase your ticket or table today to join esteemed researchers from UCI MIND, gala honorees Maria Shriver and Suzy Melin, and philanthropists for one night that will have a lasting impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Tickets & Event Details A December to Remember Sponsors The Beaumont Family, in Honor of Dr. Jacqueline DuPont The Covington Elite OC Productions HCP, Inc. Susan and Frank Kavanaugh Robert...

Read More

An unforgettable evening in support of Alzheimer’s research

By Community Events

Saturday, December 2nd, is your opportunity to directly support cutting-edge research at UCI MIND, OC’s only state and federally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center! Join hundreds of community members for an evening of fun and philanthropy at A December to Remember gala at the Balboa Bay Resort. Mingle with esteemed researchers from UCI and internationally renowned Alzheimer’s advocate, Maria Shriver, who will be honored at the event for her work with The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. Tickets & Event Details A December to Remember Sponsors The Beaumont Family, in Honor of Dr. Jacqueline DuPont The Covington Susan and Frank Kavanaugh Robert...

Read More

UCI MIND Announces Maria Shriver as Celebrity Honoree for 8th Annual A December to Remember Gala

By Community Events, In the News

Maria Shriver, internationally renowned Alzheimer’s disease advocate, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, and former First Lady of California, will be honored at UCI MIND’s 8th annual A December to Remember gala on Saturday, December 2, 2017. “Maria Shriver is a champion for Alzheimer’s disease research and a voice of strength for many families and individuals who are suffering as a result of this disease,” says Dr. Joshua Grill, co-director of UCI MIND.  “We are proud to partner with Ms. Shriver and honor her important work that continues to shine a light on Alzheimer’s disease.” Shriver is the founder of…

Read More

Do you have questions about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease?

By Community Events

Join UCI MIND for its quarterly ASK THE DOC session where a panel of expert researchers and clinicians from UC Irvine will answer all of your most pressing questions! Date: Friday, October 27, 2017 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter (770 The City Drive South, 1st Floor, Orange 92868) Space is limited! Reserve your spot online bit.ly/UCIASKTHEDOC or by calling 800.272.3900. For questions, please contact 949.824.9475.

Read More

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day!

By Commentary, Community Events

Today, September 21, is WORLD ALZHEIMER’S DAY! Our faculty and staff are spending this day, as they do every other day: In the laboratory performing cutting edge research with molecules, cells, and animal models to unlock the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and identify treatment targets Working with volunteer participants who have donated their time to help us better understand, diagnose, and treat Alzheimer’s disease through research Conducting clinical trials of promising therapies we hope will prevent, reduce, or reverse Alzheimer’s disease We hope today you will consider doing one or all of the following: ADVOCATE: Write to your local, state, or federal representative and communicate the need for increased funding for Alzheimer’s research and improved…

Read More

Maria Shriver’s Move for Minds event features Dr. Joshua Grill at Irvine Equinox

By Community Events

On June 4, Maria Shriver brought her Move for Minds event to the Irvine Equinox Sports Club to support women’s brain research into Alzheimer’s and raise awareness of the fact that Alzheimer’s disproportionately impacts women. For the second year in a row, UCI MIND Co-Director Dr. Joshua Grill served as a panelist at the event. After an introduction from Maria Shriver herself, Dr. Grill spoke on the disproportionate risk for Alzheimer’s disease among women and then took questions from the audience, who had just completed a brain-healthy workout. The event was simultaneously held at Equinox Sports Clubs in New York, Los Angeles,...

Read More

Volunteer, Steve O’Leary, raises awareness of Alzheimer’s disease research and UCI C2C Registry

By Community Events

Yesterday, UCI MIND volunteer Steve O'Leary shared his powerful story to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease research and the UCI C2C Registry with members of his congregation at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano. We are grateful for the time and energy Steve and so many others commit to helping advance Alzheimer's disease research at UCI MIND. We could not do it without the support of our dedicated community members!

Read More

CANVAS, Betty’s Foundation, Music & Memory, and UCI MIND partner to raise awareness on music and Alzheimer’s disease

By Community Events

Several incredible organizations came together on Sunday, April 30, in Marina del Rey for an explosion of sound, spirit, and information. CANVAS and Betty’s Foundation were joined by Music & Memory and UCI MIND for an incredible evening that featured live musical performances, touching portrayals of the impact music can have on the lives of people with dementia, and a lecture on the neuroscience of music from UCI MIND’s own Dr. Joshua Grill. The powerful evening concluded with CANVAS making a donation of $1000 to Betty’s Foundation to support their work as a non-profit organization committed to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease. Betty’s...

Read More

2017 Research Update: Intense Study, Rapid Progress

By Community Events

On March 14, UCI MIND’s community partner, Alzheimer’s Orange County, held their annual Research Update on Alzheimer’s disease at the Bowers Museum. The update was, for the second straight year, delivered by UCI MIND Co-Director, Dr. Joshua Grill. Dr. Grill described the current “state of the science” in understanding Alzheimer’s disease risk and way to lower that risk, new tools for use in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, and the critical pursuit of FDA-approved disease-modifying therapies. If you were unable to attend, you can watch a video here, courtesy of Alzheimer’s Orange County. If you’d like to attend a future lecture by UCI…

Read More

Hundreds attended UCI MIND’s “Ask the Doc” at South OC Senior Day on March 10th

By Community Events

Thank you to all who attended UCI MIND’s “Ask the Doc” this morning at South OC Senior Day provided by Senator Pat Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough! Drs. Joshua Grill, Aimee Pierce, Mark Mapstone, and Kim Green answered many important and thoughtful questions from over 500 community members. Still have questions? Be sure to join us at our next “Ask the Doc,” May 2nd at Alzheimer’s Orange County. Register here>  

Read More

Featured Conference Topic: The Oldest Old, 90+

By Community Events, In the News

The EARLYBIRD deadline for the research conference is quickly approaching! Register online before September 9 and SAVE! What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond? How does memory loss affect those in their 90’s? How do people remain #dementia-free into their 90’s? The 90+ Study at UCI MIND seeks to address these questions by longitudinally following the oldest-old members of our community, now the fastest growing age group in the U.S. Learn more about this exciting topic with Dr. Maria Corrada-Bravo, Co-Principal Investigator for The 90+ Study, at our upcoming research conference on Friday, September 30 in Irvine.  …

Read More

Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Caregiver Panel

By Community Events, In the News

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses unique challenges based on the specific diagnosis. Dr. Jill Shapira, a researcher and practitioner in the field of dementia caregiving, will moderate a diverse panel of dementia caregivers, including the wife of a husband with Lewy body dementia, the wife of a husband with frontotemporal dementia, the mother of a daughter with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, and the daughter of a parent with Alzheimer’s disease. Do not miss this invaluable discussion with the real experts, the caregivers who live the reality of managing dementia everyday, at our upcoming research conference. Friday,…

Read More

Sept 30 Research Conference – Featured Topic: Lewy Body Dementia

By Community Events, In the News

The brain autopsy of Robin Williams showed signs of diffuse Lewy body disease, a dementia that affects 1.4 million Americans and their families, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. Lewy body dementia (LBD) can closely resemble and overlap with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s making it widely underdiagnosed.  Some patients start out with a movement disorder leading to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, then develop dementia and other symptoms of LBD.  Others present with cognitive dysfunction that may look like Alzheimer’s initially, but with time, hallucinations, motor impairments and fluctuating attention appear.  A third smaller group present first with neuropsychiatric symptoms such…

Read More

Event Next Tuesday: A4 Study Information Session- RSVP Today!

By Community Events, In the News

Join UCI MIND next Tuesday, July 12, to learn about healthy brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease prevention, including a monumental new clinical study.  Email kleinkm@uci.edu if you would like to register yourself and others.  Space and time are limited, so act today!   What: A4 Study Information Session When: July 12, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 AM Where: Vivante, 1640 Monrovia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627   more>    

Read More

Registration Open for Countdown to 2025: Progress on Ending Alzheimer’s Disease

By Community Events, In the News

Register Now . . . for the 24th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, Countdown to 2025: Progress on Ending Alzheimer’s Disease, to be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. America’s first National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease sets forth the goal of effectively preventing and treating this progressive neurodegenerative disorder by 2025. In the U.S., over 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and a new case is diagnosed every 68 seconds. Unless significant progress is made, at least 13.8 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, with a new case…

Read More

UCI Brings Ask the Doc to Laguna Woods

By Community Events, In the News

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. Ask the Doc forums take a unique approach to providing the community with the latest information about Alzheimer’s disease…

Read More

UCI MIND Seminar with Dr. Eric Reiman

By Community Events, In the News

Ending Alzheimer’s Together Eric M. Reiman, M.D. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. Dr. Reiman will show how he and his colleagues have used brain imaging techniques to track Alzheimer’s disease decades before the onset of symptoms.  Also, he will describe their developing plan to find demonstrably effective Alzheimer’s prevention therapies as soon as possible. The seminar will be held at the Irvine Barclay Theatre (adjacent to the UCI campus) at 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine. Parking is provided in an adjacent structure for $8. The seminar is free of charge. No tickets or…

Read More