Study: Deprescribing among older adults with dementia

March 11, 2022
A new study led by Yaffe Lab-affiliated UCSF postdoctoral researcher Matthew Growdon, MD, MPH, sought to assess attitudes toward deprescribing in people with dementia (PWD). Investigators found that a majority of PWD are willing to deprescribe, representing an opportunity to improve quality of life...

Dr. Yaffe among top NIH-funded investigators

February 25, 2022
FY21 NIH funding rankings, generated by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, show Dr. Kristine Yaffe among the top 100 highest funded investigators across all U.S. departments of psychiatry. UCSF garnered the top spot among public institutions in funding from the NIH in 2021, holding the...

Dr. Yaffe joins journal as Associate Editor

February 14, 2022
We are excited to announce that Dr. Yaffe has joined the Editorial Board of Ageing and Neurodegenerative Diseases, an international peer-reviewed, open access, online journal.

Study: Sex differences and dementia risk in older Veterans

February 10, 2022
Published in Journal of Gerontology, a new study led by postdoc Jennifer Eastman assesses sex differences and risk of dementia in older U.S. Veterans. Read more here.

Study: Incidence of potentially disruptive medical and social events in older adults

February 07, 2022
A new study led by Yaffe Lab-affiliated UCSF junior faculty member Lauren Hunt, PhD, RN, FNP sought to assess the incidence of potentially disruptive events in community-dwelling people with and without dementia. Knowing how often people with dementia experience these events can aid in anticipatory...

Postdoc Jennifer Eastman publishes on remote assessment of cardiovascular risk factors and cognition

February 04, 2022
Postdoc Jennifer Eastman, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar at UCSF's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Center for Population Brain Health, and Kristine Yaffe Lab, in addition to being a MIRECC fellow, published online ahead of print in JMIR Formative Research.

Study: 10-year VA and non-VA costs associated with TBI and dementia

February 04, 2022
Online head of print in Brain Injury: There is evidence Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is associated with increased risk of dementia (D). Investigators compared VA and non-VA facility costs associated with TBI+D and each diagnosis alone, relative to neither diagnosis, annually and over time, 2000-...

Study: TBI, cardiovascular disease, and risk of dementia

February 03, 2022
Yaffe Lab investigators published a study in Brain Injury, examining whether cardiovascular disease and its risk factors underlie the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and dementia. Read more here.

Study: TBI and dementia risk in male veteran older twins

February 03, 2022
A new study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association investigates traumatic brain injury (TBI) and dementia risk in male veteran older twins, controlling for genetic and early life non-genetic factors. The findings suggest that non-Alzheimer's disease ...

Dr. Yaffe contributes to 2022 AHA Update

January 31, 2022
The American Heart Association, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, annually reports the most up-to-date statistics related to heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular risk factors, including core health behaviors (smoking, physical activity, diet, and weight) and health factors...