Promoting Successful Aging and Brain Health
Department of Psychology & the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
University of Arizona
February 21, 2014
7:30am - 5:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson-Reid Park Grand Ballroom
SUCCESSFUL AGING: REDUCING YOUR RISK FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
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This year’s conference will focus on Alzheimer’s disease, a disorder of aging that affects more than 1 in 8 adults over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia – causes profound changes in a person’s memory, behavior, and ability to think clearly. Our experts will review the causes, symptoms, and promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, we will discuss the most up-to-date scientific information on ways to reduce the risk for developing this disorder.
Registration for the conference is $48.00 ($150 for psychologists and NCLA requesting CE credits). The day-long conference will conclude with a panel discussion period that will give participants an opportunity to ask questions of our experts.
Understanding the symptoms, causes, and risks for Alzheimer’s disease
New and promising treatments for Alzheimer’s disease
The benefits of social engagement for maintaining cognitive health
Decreasing risk for Alzheimer’s disease through diet and nutrition
Preventing falls and head injuries that increase risk for cognitive decline
Caregiving: Providing care while managing stress
Presenters will include: Lee Ryan, Ph.D., Gene Alexander, Ph.D., Alex Hishaw, M.D., Elizabeth Glisky, Ph.D., Geoffrey Ahern, M.D., Ph.D. and guest speakers.
Who will attend? All members of the community, of any age, who are interested in learning about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease should consider attending as well as health-care workers who interact with older adults. (CE credits are available for psychologists and NCLA)
Who should sponsor this event? Companies and organizations interested in maintaining a vibrant Tucson community, or who have a specific interest in reaching out to older adults and healthcare professionals in the Tucson community. Click here for a sponsorship form.
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