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Alzheimer's: Researchers find way to predict disease in people with a rare form.

Dr. John Ringman, Associate Professor of Neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research was interviewed in a March 13th ABC7 KABC-TV Los Angeles, California News. The segment focused on familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD), a study called Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) and CSF Biomarker Discovery in Familial Alzheimer's Disease at UCLA. Dr. Ringman is currently looking for participants for this study.

"Alzheimer's: Researchers find way to predict disease in people with a rare form."

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What is the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease?

Dr. Liana Apostolova, Associate Professor of Neurology and a member of UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research participated in a March 7th Powered 4 Significance debate regarding the role of neuroimaging in Alzheimer's disease (AD). She was selected as one of only three US Alzheimer's disease imaging experts. The following link gives access to the archived program:

"What is the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease?"

 

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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."