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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.


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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. WRITTEN BY : Greg Waskul, Contributor News104154 views 3 days ago DOWNEY – One of the world’s leading neurologists will be the keynote speaker at the year’s final free Stroke Prevention Seminar at

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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. Little did I know that my cognitive functioning was also improving! A recent study in Psychological Science reported that cognitive functioning improves after people interact with nature. They

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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. They’re

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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! The worst thing that you can do is to become

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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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