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Chinese Dementia Research Education Symposium

The Chinese Dementia Research Education Symposium hosted by the UCSF Memory and Aging Center was held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium. Over 130 people (research participants and their loved ones, community providers, UCSF faculty/professionals & the general public) attended this informative bilingual event. This program was supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number UB4HP19046, Geriatric Education Centers.  Read more

MAC Developing Proactive Program for Dementia Care

New Care Ecosystem aims to provide personalized help for caregivers and patients

An ecosystem is a biological term that describes a community of living organisms interacting with their environment. UCSF’s new Care Ecosystem aims to improve the health care management of our patient population using a similar system. The Care Ecosystem will help patients with dementia and their caregiving families navigate through stages of illness together with coordinated support from a team of providers. Read more

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.