A free, live-streaming webinar series that addresses the needs and concerns of caregivers, loved ones and anyone touched by Alzheimer's disease.
UCLA geriatric psychiatrist Stephen Chen, MD, discusses diagnosis and management of vascular dementia.
UCLA psychologist Linda Ercoli, PhD, talk to caregivers about the things they need to know when traveling with a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.
UCLA psychiatrist Gary Small, MD, discusses early-onset Alzheimer's disease, its similarities and differences from late-onset disease, and what patients and families at any age need to know.
UCLA psychiatrist Timothy Fong, MD, explores the most common types of addictive disorders seen in the elderly population. He will also review the signs and symptoms of addiction and what can be done to prevent addiction from happening.
UCLA neurologist Sarah Kremen, MD, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and management of dementia with Lewy bodies, a type of dementia that causes a progressive decline in mental abilities due to abnormal microscopic deposits that damage brain cells over time. This neurodegenerative disease is the second most common progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.
UCLA psychologist Linda Ercoli, MD, discusses the causes of verbal and physical aggressive behavior in patients with advancing dementia. She also introduces behavioral management techniques that can be effective in reducing and managing aggression.
UCLA geriatric medicine expert Zaldy Tan, MD, discusses the common challenges encountered by caregivers in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Learn how to recognize symptoms and how to access available resources, including palliative care and hospice.
Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD, is a behavioral neurologist. His training is in internal medicine, neurology, neurobehavior, and experimental psychology.
Dr. Mendez completed an internal medicine residency at USC-LAC Medical Center and briefly practiced medicine before returning to do a neurology residency at UCLA. Under the mentorship of D. Frank Benson, Dr. Mendez went on to do a neurobehavior fellowship. The development of research interests in brain-behavior disorders resulted in completing of the qualifications for a PhD in experimental psychology.
Attorney Marc B. Hankin discusses how to use a durable power of attorney, an advance health care directive and a living trust when someone is diagnosed with dementia. He will discuss what to do if the patient did not sign any of those documents while competent, the good and bad of conservatorships and how to preserve the patient’s independence as long as possible.
La enfermedad de Alzheimer es la causa principal de la demencia en todo el mundo. Sin embargo, mucha gente dentro de la comunidad Latina no sabe cómo reconocer las síntomas de esta enfermedad, ni tampoco como lidiar con ella dentro del contexto familiar. Esta presentación le ayudará a entender cuáles son los riesgos, la síntomas, y los tratamientos disponibles para enfrentar un diagnóstico de Alzheimer. También habrá un dialogo sobre el impacto del Alzheimer sobre el sistema familiar y la necesidad de crear una red de apoyo más amplia.
Xavier Cagigas, PhD & Lucas Restrepo, MD, PhD
UCLA professor Linda Nelson, PhD, ABPP, Emerita in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, discusses the risk, signs, and management of Alzheimer’s disease in aging adults with intellectual disabilities, such as Down Syndrome.
Join UCLA experts Xavier Cagigas, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Lekeisha Sumner, PhD, ABPP, as they discuss in Spanish, the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the benefits of early detection and treatment.
Gary Small, MD, Director of the UCLA Longevity Center, discusses the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the benefits of early detection, treatment, and risk reduction.
UCLA expert Pauline Wu, DO, Health Sciences assistant clinical professor in Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, discusses the 3Ds of geriatric psychiatry. The 3Ds are the most common diagnoses seen in older adult mental health care and the symptoms can often overlap. Learn key differences between delirium, dementia, and depression and what treatment is available for each diagnosis.
UCLA psychologist, Linda Ercoli, PhD, director of Geriatric Psychology, discusses the signs of dangerous driving in patients with dementia, and techniques to get them to stop.
UCLA geriatric psychiatrist Sarah Mourra MD, discusses of the variety of medications used in patients with dementia, their side effects, indications and benefits. She also focuses on information that caregivers should know.
UCLA geriatric psychiatrist Helen Lavretsky, PhD, discusses stress and depression in family members who take care of people with dementia. Dr. Lavretsky also addresses ways for caregivers to reduce stress as well as available treatments.
UCLA geriatric psychiatrist David Merrill, MD, PhD, discusses the history of Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia and the current available medical and psychiatric managements offered to dementia patients.
David B. Reuben, MD, Chief of Geriatric Medicine, explains the different types of Dementia, how to make the diagnoses and how dementia is managed.
Linda Ercoli, PhD, Director of Geriatric Psychology, discusses caregiver stress and the variety of resources and interventions to help caregivers and family members better cope.