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
Top 5 Most-Read Articles of 2018

Kristine Yaffe, MD named among the most highly cited in the world

December 19, 2018
Department researchers named among the most highly cited in the world Four faculty members in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry have been acknowledged for the high impact of their research work with inclusion on the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List. This highly prestigious honor recognizes...

Military-related risk factors in female veterans and risk of dementia

By Kristine Yaffe on December 14, 2018
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine whether diagnoses of traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression, alone or in combination, increase dementia risk among older female veterans.

Use of a pooled cohort to impute cardiovascular disease risk factors across the adult life course

By Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri on December 14, 2018
Abstract BACKGROUND: In designing prevention strategies, it may be useful to understand how early and midlife cardiovascular disease risk factor (CVDRF) exposures affect outcomes that primarily occur in mid to late life. Few single US cohorts have followed participants from early adulthood to...