Category Archives: From the Director

Dr. Miller on the impact of a dementia treatment

In a post on the Oxford University Press blog, Dr. Bruce Miller discusses the potential impact that a treatment for dementia could have on our economy. Delaying the onset of symptoms for just five years could save billions of dollars. These dollars could then be invested in providing services to improve the quality of life of patients and caregivers and to fund more research to find a cure.

Welcome to Musings on Memory and Aging

It’s a real pleasure to bring you the first entry on our new Memory and Aging Center blog, Musings on Memory and Aging. Over the coming months and years, authors from across the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) will use this blog as a platform from which to share their opinions, thoughts, and insights, as well as news from the fields of aging and neurodegeneration. And we hope that you will join the discussion!

Faculty and staff members from our program will share their expertise, communicating the latest information about research findings and trials, and how these results might translate to the clinic. When aging and cognitive decline attract the attention of the national media, we will aim to be here to give a candid assessment of the real story behind the headlines. MAC staff will let you know about upcoming events, fundraising efforts, and opportunities to participate in new studies. You can also expect to learn a little more about who our clinicians and researchers are, their career paths, and what inspires them to strive for progress in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative disease. Read more