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A link between Vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Dr. Zaldy Tan, Medical Director of the UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program, commented in an Aug. 6 CBS Newspath report on a new study finding a link between Vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The story aired on CBS affiliates throughout the country, including WTVH-TV (Syracuse, N.Y.), WSHM-TV (Springfield, Mass.), WCAV-TV (Charlottesville, Va.), WCSC-TV (Charleston, S.C.), WGME-TV (Portland, Maine), WWMT-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and many others.

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Enriched exercise may help with mild memory loss.

Dr. Zaldy Tan, Medical Director of the Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Program, was quoted in a June 24 Reuters Health article about a study finding that an enriched exercise program may improve mental functioning in older adults with mild cognitive decline.

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California Health Report - Treating Alzheimer’s: Where East Meets West

Dr. Dale Bredesen, Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was featured in the April 27 California Health Report regarding his theory that Alzheimer's disease is caused by a combination of complex chronic imbalances in the brain and that treating the disease requires a broad, integrative approach.

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Music can penetrate the fog of Alzheimer’s disease.

The UCLA publication Vital Signs (Spring Issue) featured Dr. Joshua Grill, Director of the Katherine and Benjamin Kagan Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Development Program and leader of the Mary S. Easton Center's Recruitment and Education Program in a story on the Easton Center’s Tunes for Alzheimer's Patients Program.

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Alzheimer’s kills many more than expected.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate Professor of Neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, was quoted in a March 6 WebMD article about a study showing that the number of people who die from Alzheimer’s disease may be five times higher than previously thought.