dementia

UCLA Health’s Dr. Keith Vossel explains the science behind the newly approved drug Aduhelm

By uclahealth • June 15, 2021

As we get older our cognitive impairment increases, but staying active can reduce the risk

By Ask the Doctors • January 13, 2021

The cases of Alzheimer's disease are growing rapidly in the U.S.

By uclahealth • December 7, 2020

Psychologists know a human’s need for interaction is fundamental, so it’s no surprise that feeling lonely also has significant health consequences.

By uclahealth • June 2, 2020

More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that figure is likely to triple by 2060. Currently no treatment can alter the course of dementia associated with the death of brain cells (neurodegeneration). 

Dementia [...]

By uclahealth • May 7, 2019
    Alzheimer’s disease is the much-feared, most common cause of memory problems in the elderly. Sometimes, however, memory problems are caused by something else entirely, including conditions that can be treated if diagnosed, according [...]
By Leigh Hopper • June 7, 2018
Family and professional caregivers are key to ensuring that people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia live safely, comfortably and with dignity. Given the nation’s rapidly aging population, more people in the coming years will develop Alzheimer’s and dementia with the memory loss, agitation, behavior changes [...]
By Enrique Rivero • June 6, 2018
Dear Doctor: I read that dementia rates are going down due to rising education levels, but I don't have a college degree. Should I be more worried than most? Robert Ashley, MD, is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 29, 2018
Helping a friend or family member who is facing a health battle can be daunting. You may not know what to say or do. However, simply showing you care can provide someone who is sick with much needed comfort. Try these three strategies to show your support. 1. [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2017
Are you concerned about a loved one’s memory beginning to slip? The onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia can be a scary and emotionally painful point in a person’s life and the lives of his or her friends and family. Catching the early signs of cognitive decline [...]
By uclahealth • May 8, 2017