The Alzheimer's Association, physicians and advocacy groups for Alzheimer's patients are supporting a one-time, $2.5 million investment in CDPH California Alzheimer's Disease Centers (CADCs). The centers are based at UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, University of Southern California, UC San Francisco, Stanford University and UC Davis. This augmentation is to improve physician education in early detection and diagnosis. "Doctors Need Better Training to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Early."
Dr. Liana Apostolova, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA was interviewed for Practical Neurology® magazine at the AAN meeting in Vancouver, Canada on April 20, 2016, on the status of imaging biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Apostolova discussed in the "Imaging Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease: The Road Ahead" video how the current imaging modalities will shape future research and impact clinical care.
Dr. Mario Mendez commented March 9 in a BBC story on a disorder that causes people to crack jokes nonstop. Mendez is Director of Neurobehavior at the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at UCLA.
PBS SoCal news segment Feb 5 on the state of Alzheimer’s research featured a lengthy interview with Dr. Kren Gylys, Professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, and Dr. Greg Cole, Interim director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research and a professor of neurology and medicine. Gylys discussed her recent study that looked at the progression of the disease and why some develop Alzheimer’s while others don’t. Cole discussed his work in developing a test for diagnosing Alzheimer's.