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A conference devoted to better engaging clinical trial volunteers.

On November 1 and 2, Dr. Joshua Grill served as an invited speaker at a meeting on "Patient Engagement in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials" in Las Vegas, NV. The conference was the subject of a recent article on the Alzheimer's Research Forum website.

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Could a good night's sleep guard against Alzheimer's?

Dr. Gregory Cole, Professor of Neurology and Associate Director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, was quoted in an Oct. 21 HealthDay News article about a study suggesting that older people who get less sleep are at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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Mild cognitive decline in PD linked to cortical thinning.

Dr. Liana Apostolova, an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, was quoted in the Oct. 7 Medscape (subscription) News about a study showing that patients with Parkinson's disease who have mild cognitive impairment experience faster gray-matter degradation than those with normal cognition.

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Dementia risk higher for NFL players.

Dr. Gregory Cole, Professor of Neurology and Associate Director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, was quoted Sept. 30 in a HealthDay News article about former NFL players having an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Rare form of Alzheimer's marks Austin family.

Dr. John Ringman, Clinical Professor of Neurology and Associate Clinical Director of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's, was quoted in the Sept. 15 Commercial Appeal about a family suffering from a rare form of inherited, early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Ringman is conducting a study that is looking at the genetics of the disease.