Shea Andrews, PhD, joins UCSF!

June 27, 2022
We are excited to welcome Shea Andrews, PhD, to our faculty! Dr. Andrews investigates the genetic epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). He completed his PhD in medical sciences at The Australian National University and his postdoctoral fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,...

Study: Rest-activity and cognitive impairment in older women

June 17, 2022
A new study, published in the latest online edition of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, looks at a comprehensive set of parametric and nonparametric characteristics of rest-activity rhythms in relation to mild cognitive impairment and probable dementia in a cohort of older women. Overall...

Study: Hospice disenrollment and people with dementia

June 09, 2022
People with dementia (PWD) are at high risk for hospice disenrollment, yet little is known about patterns of disenrollment among the growing number of hospice enrollees with dementia. In a new study published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, a retrospective, observational cohort...

Report: Importance of comparison groups in TBI research

June 01, 2022
The association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) has been investigated in multiple studies yet reported effect sizes have varied widely. Large differences in comorbid and demographic characteristics between individuals with and...

Study: Racial differences in place of death for PWD

June 01, 2022
Little is known about racial differences in place of death for persons with dementia (PWD), who may be especially vulnerable to receiving care at end of life that is not concordant with their goals or that places higher burden on caregivers. Data from the nationally representative National Health...

Study: Differences in dementia incidence based on race and ethnicity

April 19, 2022
A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association and authored by Kristine Yaffe Lab investigators indicates significant differences in dementia incidence based on race and ethnicity. This is the largest study of dementia health disparities done to date. Access the full...

Study: Life expectancy for persons with dementia and severe disability

April 04, 2022
Several faculty members of the Kristine Yaffe Lab authored a new study, published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The investigators sought to determine life expectancy and predictors of mortality for community-dwelling persons with dementia and severe disability. Access the article...

Dr. Kristine Yaffe co-authors mentoring guide

April 04, 2022
As the nation seeks to recruit and retain physician-scientists, gaps remain in understanding and addressing mitigatable challenges to the success of faculty from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds.

Study: Daytime napping and cognitive aging

March 17, 2022
A new study led by Dr. Yue Leng and published in Alzheimer's & Dementia suggests that excessive napping in older adults could be an early sign of dementia.

AARP Brain Health Behavior Change Report

March 16, 2022
AARP's Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) convened experts from around the world, including Dr. Kristine Yaffe, to examine how society can do more to support behavior – and changes in behavior – that promote brain health.