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VIDEO: Are you getting enough sleep for your brain? with Dr. Ruth Benca

By February 7, 2020March 18th, 2020Commentary, Community Events


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This monthly series features short talks and Q&A with experts from the University of California, Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), 1 of 32 congressionally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in the nation. Join UCI MIND on Facebook (@UCIrvineMIND) to learn about advances in research to improve Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Are you getting enough sleep for your brain?


About the Speaker:

Dr. Ruth Benca is a Professor and Chair of Psychiatry & Human Behavior in the UCI School of Medicine and Founding Director of UCI’s new Sleep Medicine Center in Newport Beach that opened in 2018. Her research focuses on the interface between sleep and brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and she has served as principal investigator for a number of important research studies funded by agencies including the NIH and the Department of Defense. Dr. Benca has authored over 150 articles, reviews, and book chapters, including a guide for clinicians on the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.

UCI Sleep Medicine Services:

We hope you join us for future episodes on the first Friday of each month at 11 AM PST. And next month, March 6th, I’ll be joined by another amazing psychiatrist, researcher, and Director of Clinical Research at UCI MIND, Dr. David Sultzer, who will answer questions about how to care for a person with dementia who is exhibiting behavioral symptoms.

In the meantime, to learn more about the exciting research happening at UCI MIND, as well as upcoming education events, you can visit our website at

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