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Superagers' brains may hold key to maintaining memories.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Professor of Neurology and member of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, commented in an Feb. 13 NBCNews.com article about so-called "superagers," elderly people who have retained all of their cognitive abilities.

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When frontotemporal dementia leads to crime-Prosecution or Protection?

Dr. Mario F. Mendez, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Behavioral Neurology Program, was quoted in the Jan. 13 Alzforum.org newsletter about people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) who may commit crimes. A brain disorder, FTD affects regions of the brain that rein in impulsivity and support inhibition and empathy.

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Beverly Hills Courier features UCLA Health System board meeting on aging.

The Jan. 2 Beverly Hills Courier featured a panel of UCLA experts who educated UCLA Health System board members on new research focused on aging, how people age and how to improve the ability to remain healthy as one ages. Dr. Eugene Washington, Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Dr. Dale Bredesen, the Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA; Dr. David Eisenberg, distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Dr. Brandon Koretz, Co-Chief of the UCLA Division of Geriatric Medicine; Dr. Gary Small, Director of the UCLA Longevity Center; Dr. John Mazziotta, Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and Chair of the UCLA Department of Neurology; and Dr. David Reuben, Chief of the UCLA Division of Geriatric Medicine, were featured. UCLA Health System Board Chairman Henry Gluck and board members Robin Eisner, Steve Gordon, Meyer Luskin, Richard Hilton, Richard Ziman, Carl Schuster, Nancy Aosey and Ralph Shapiro were also featured in photos.

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We may be able to reverse signs of early Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Dale Bredesen, the Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was featured in a Dec. 8 CNN Health article about his preliminary study that reversed memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. That report in turn was picked up nationally by more than 40 television stations nationwide, including WXFT-TV (Boston), WFMZ-TV (Philadelphia), and KDVR-TV (Denver). Separately, the research was also reported Dec. 9 by MedicalDaily.com.

Research article:
Bredesen, DE. Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program. AGING 2014;6(9):1-11.

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NPR station reports on reversing memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients.

Dr. Dale Bredesen, the Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was interviewed Nov. 25 on NPR station KQED 88.5FM (San Francisco) about his preliminary study that reversed memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

"New Avenues in Alzheimer's Research"
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Audio download: courtesy of KQED 88.5FM