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ASK THE DOC – Down Syndrome & Alzheimer’s Disease

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Do you have questions about Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease? Join our experts for a live virtual Q&A panel, ASK THE DOC! Thursday, February 11 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT REGISTER About the Panel: Ira Lott, MD Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Neurology at UCI and Director of UCI Down Syndrome Program Elizabeth Head, PhD Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Eric Doran, MS Manager of UCI Down Syndrome Program The event will be moderated by Chelsea Cox, MPH, MSW Assoc. Director of Education How to Ask the Doc: Click here to register for the event. Instructions and…

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Tony Bennett shares about his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

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For four years, the legendary singer and his family have kept his secret. Now, they’re breaking their silence On an afternoon in early November, I arrived at Tony Bennett’s home on the 15th floor of a high-rise on the southern edge of New York City’s Central Park. The sprawling three-bedroom apartment’s wall of windows opens on a heart-stopping view of the park and floods the rooms with a steady north light — “a painter’s dream,” as Bennett once said — which matters, because as well as being one of the world’s greatest singers, he is also a serious visual artist….

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Advance Directive for Dementia

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How much medical care would you want if you had Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia? A dementia-focused advance directive developed by experts in neurology, geriatrics, and palliative care, allows people to plan ahead and communicate their wishes if they were to develop dementia, stage by stage. Standard advance directives (also known as living wills) do not typically cover dementia, and families are faced with difficult medical decisions for their loved ones. A dementia directive can help people make medical choices for themselves in advance, guiding family members and healthcare providers to take actions that reflect those choices. To learn…

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President Biden Issues Executive Order on Racial Equity: Its impact on AAPI communities

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Contributed by Hye-Won Shin, PhD Four executive orders signed by President Biden Tuesday, January 26, 2021 aim at promoting racial equity in the US. One specifically pinpointed fighting xenophobia against Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Misinformation and stigmatization related to the COVID-19 pandemic provoked a surge in anti-Chinese xenophobia. Thousands of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have reported the pandemic-fueled hate crimes and physical attacks throughout the United States. These physical, social, and emotional challenges can cause profound damage to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and may leave lasting scars in AAPI community even after the pandemic. The President’s…

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Helpful Vaccine Information for Older Adults

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FAQs about the COVID-19 Vaccine UCI: https://uci.edu/coronavirus/testing-response/covid-19-vaccine.php OC Health: https://coronavirus.egovoc.com/covid-19-vaccine-faqs-0 General Vaccine Information for Older Adults CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html NIA: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/shots-safety

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