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About the ADRC

The Memory and Aging Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles provides the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services available for Alzheimer's Disease, other types of dementia and diseases related to aging. The center includes the memory clinic, the National Institutes of Health Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and two California Alzheimer's Disease Centers. The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center reaches out to the multi-ethnic communities in the greater Los Angeles area with focused efforts on cognitive changes related to aging, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease. We invite you and your family to find out more about our clinical trials and other services.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

PBS Special on NOVA titled “Can Alzheimer’s be Stopped?”

9 PM Eastern/8PM Central

The NOVA episode “Can Alzheimer’s be Stopped?” will highlight the A4 Study which is being conducted at USC and throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. The program will include interviews with investigators and one of the A4 participants enrolled in the study, along with information on the TAU PET imaging.

For more information, please contact Nadine Diaz MSW at USC and visit the PBS website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/alzheimers-be-stopped.html


News & blogs


Managing Medications for People with Dementia – News & Blogs

Successfully managing medications, and avoiding problems, is a challenge for most older adults. It is a particular challenge for people who have Alzheimer disease or other dementias. Over one-half of seniors take at least three prescription medications daily. With the high prevalence of hypertension, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes, it is not uncommon for people

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Story about USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center in local paper now has more than 100,000 views in just a weekend online – News Posts 2

Superstar Neurologist Dr. Helena Chui To Speak At Stroke Prevention Seminar Free Stroke Prevention Seminar Returns To Downey Oct. 29; Pre-Registration Required.


Green Movement: Take Your Mushy Mind Outside – News & Blogs

When I’m faced with a mental roadblock or just feeling a bit fuzzy upstairs, I take a walk. Afterwards, I usually feel more relaxed and clear headed.


Brain Games: Can they fix my memory? – News & Blogs

I hear it almost every day: my patients LOVE Sudoku and Luminosity. They just beam with pride while sharing how much they’ve improved their brain game, well, game. They see the increases as proof that they are “training” their brains, “using it rather than losing it,” and “getting smarter” but I’m not so sure.


Memory Tip #1 Stop Worrying! – News & Blogs

Feeling like your memory has gone MIA? It may be time to… get over it! Memory declines with age and a few “menopause moments” are completely normal. Now, if you are still thinking: my memory is REALLY bad or I’ve completely lost it …PLEASE STOP!


Brain Health – News & Blogs

Stress Reduction Tip #1: It’s the Thoughts (& Actions) That Count With Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Our first stress reduction tip is brought to us by Daryaneh Badaly, a doctoral student, psychotherapist, and researcher at the University of Southern California (USC). She has worked in the Departments of Psychology and Neurology at USC, as well as at

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Doctor studying an MRI scan of the Brain

Is the incidence of Alzheimer disease decreasing? News & Blogs

Several recent studies support the notion that the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer disease has been decreasing over at least the past 25 years, and at a remarkable rate. In cohort studies from Stockholm just published in the journal Neurology (Qiu et al 2013) and from Rotterdam published last year in the same journal (Schrijvers

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3rd Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease & Related Disorders

3rd Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders. The event will be held on Friday, April 15, 2016 in our ZNI Herklotz Seminar Room (room 112) beginning at 9:00AM. This research conference brings together researchers from across the globe. For more information, please email: Emily.Chu@med.usc.edu 3 rd Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease

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EARLY MEMORY LOSS FORUM for Families and Those with Early Memory Loss

There is an upcoming forum with USC ADRC’s Dr. Helena Chui as one of the main morning speakers. This is a wonderful event for your patients/clients who have MCI or early/mild dementia. Sunday, April 10th, 2016. EMLF registration form

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