Dr. Yaffe appointed to the California Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force

By CATHIE ANDERSON on August 14, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday morning a team of heavy-hitting scientists, politicians, innovators and industry leaders will join the state’s former first lady, Maria Shriver, on a task force addressing the challenges that Alzheimer’s disease poses for a graying California.

Surprising Differences Found In How Sleep Medications Increase Dementia Risk For Some, Protect Others

July 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles evaluates drug and non-drug treatments to improve sleep patterns in persons with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Vision and Hearing Loss May Raise Risk of Dementia in Older Adults

July 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES, JULY 14, 2019 — Two studies reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles found that experiencing multiple sensory impairments, such as vision and hearing problems, are associated with an increased risk of developing dementia in older...

Alzheimer's Conference Kicks Off With News on Lifestyle and Dementia Risk

By Hallie Levine, AARP on July 17, 2019
Almost 6 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, a number that's expected to grow rapidly over the next 30 years as the population of Americans 65-plus rises.

Objective napping, cognitive decline, and risk of cognitive impairment in older men

By Yue Leng on July 05, 2019
Abstract Introduction Little is known about the longitudinal association between napping and cognitive impairment in older adults.

Supplements Won’t Prevent Dementia. But These Steps Might.

By By Paula Span on March 08, 2019
Their results, published in JAMA, showed the intensive treatment group less likely to develop dementia than those in standard treatment, though not by a statistically significant margin. Intensive treatment did, however, significantly reduce participants’ risk of mild cognitive impairment, a...

An integrative group movement program for people with dementia and care partners together (Paired PLIÉ): initial process evaluation.

By James J. Casey on February 15, 2019
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To understand feedback from participants in Paired PLIÉ (Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise), a novel, integrative group movement program for people with dementia and their care partners, in order to refine the intervention and study procedures.

Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People

By Pam Belluck on February 04, 2019
In dementia research, so many paths have led nowhere that any glimmer of optimism is noteworthy. So some experts are heralding the results of a large new study, which found that people with hypertension who received intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure were less likely than those...

Racquel Gardner's geriatric TBI review was one of the top 5 most read articles in J Neurotrauma in 2018

By Racquel Gardner on January 09, 2019
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