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Little-known brain disease rips apart lives of victim, loved ones.

Dr. Mario Mendez, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA School of Medicine, and Jill Shapira, RN, PhD, Clinic Nurse / Practitioner were interviewed in a February 10 LA Times article about the condition known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The web version of the article also includes a video interview.

"Little-known brain disease rips apart lives of victim, loved ones."

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Smoking may hasten mental decline in men.

Dr. David Teplow, Professor of Neurology and Interim Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Research at UCLA, was quoted Feb. 6 by CNN.com about research finding that smoking appears to accelerate the pace of age-related cognitive decline in middle-aged men.

"Smoking may hasten mental decline in men."

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Keeping brain sharp, active may ward off Alzheimer's.

Dr. Gregory Cole, Professor of Medicine and Neurology, and Associate Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was quoted in a Jan. 24USA Todayarticle about research indicating that higher cognitive activity in young and middle-aged adults may lead to lower levels of a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease.

"Keeping brain sharp, active may ward off Alzheimer's."

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Nicotine patch may improve memory in pre-dementia patients.

Dr. Joshua Grill, Director of the Katherine and Benjamin Kagan Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Development Program and Director of Recruitment and Education Core for the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, was quoted Jan. 9 by WebMD about the use of nicotine patches to offset mild memory loss.

"Nicotine patch may improve memory in pre-dementia patients"