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Amyloid imaging for Alzheimer's disease in practice.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate Professor in Residence of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of Neuroimaging Laboratory, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was invited on June 6th to serve as one of three expert panelists for a Medscape (subscription) discussion on the topic: "Amyloid Imaging for Alzheimer's Disease in Practice."

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Old iPods reach through fog of Alzheimer’s with music.

Dr. Joshua Grill, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Recruitment and Education Core within the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was featured in a May 29 UCLA Today news segment about how music therapy could yield positive effects for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. The UCLA Easton Center is currently engaged in a program to collect iPod donations and distribute them to facilities providing care to Alzheimer's patients throughout Los Angeles (Tunes for Alzheimer's Patients).

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Lack of memories in early childhood may be hampered by rapid brain growth, study says.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate Professor of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Director of Neuroimaging Laboratory, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was quoted May 27 in a Growing Your Baby parenting news segment about young brains require a mature hippocampus for long-term storage of memories.

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Should you be taking vitamin B to protect against Alzheimer's?

Paul Thompson, Professor of Neurology and member of the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) in the department of neurology, was quoted in a May 20 Daily Mail (U.K.) article about research showing that vitamin B may help protect against Alzheimer's disease.

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Margaret Thatcher's Dementia: Cause of Death or Unrelated Factor?

Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology and a member of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, was quoted in the April 9 Los Angeles Times about the death of Margaret Thatcher and the fact that Alzheimer's disease can make the brain's blood vessels more brittle, raising the risk that they could burst and cause a hemorrhagic stroke.