Study: TBI and risk of sleep disorders in U.S. Veterans

May 04, 2021
To test the hypothesis that veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have an increased subsequent risk of sleep disorders, the authors studied the longitudinal association between TBI and incident sleep disorders in nearly 200,000 veterans. Read the full article in Neurology.

Study: Association between mild cognitive impairment and suicide risk

May 04, 2021
Is the risk of suicide attempt increased in patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, and does the recency of diagnosis matter? In this propensity-matched cohort study of 147,595 older adults, the risk of suicide attempt was higher in patients with recently diagnosed MCI...

Study: Early heart health may affect cognitive aging

March 17, 2021
People in their 20s and 30s who have health issues such as high blood pressure, obesity and high blood glucose levels may be more likely to have problems with thinking and memory skills decades later than those without these health issues, according to a study published in the March 17, 2021,...

Dr. Yaffe joins AAGP 2021 annual meeting as plenary speaker

March 16, 2021
Dr. Kristine Yaffe joins the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry's 2021 virtual annual meeting on March 17, 2021. As one of the conference's plenary speakers, she will present in Session PL3: Dementia Prevention at the Population Level: Modifiable Risk Factors. Learn more at http://...

Dr. Yaffe honored by NIH with 2021 Gordon Lecture

March 09, 2021
UCSF researcher Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the recipient of the 2021 Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lectureship Award in recognition of her work in the epidemiology of cognitive aging and dementia.