The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Annual Fall Lecture is held each fall in Madison, Wisconsin. This free community education event offers news about cutting-edge research in Alzheimer’s disease and provides information to help people improve brain health and live healthier lives. The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center (WGEC).
Topic: Resilience in Brain Aging
Date: October 1, 2018
Gordon Dining & Event Center – UW Campus – Madison, WI
(main entrance is on Johnson Street)
This free community event will showcase cutting-edge research in Alzheimer’s disease prevention and improving brain health. Speakers will discuss SuperAgers, brain health strategies, and the effects of medications, vitamins, and supplements on memory.
The evening will start with the Healthy Aging Resource Fair at 5:00 p.m. The formal program and speakers will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The event will include a Resource Fair and Refreshments followed by a community lecture focused on Resilience in Brain Aging.
Emily Rogalski, PhD, will present the keynote address focused on Super Agers.
Dr. Emily Rogalski is Associate Professor and the Director of Neuroimaging for the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research falls under the broad umbrella of aging and dementia and uses a multimodal approach to investigate two aging perspectives: primary progressive aphasia (PPA) in which neurodegenerative disease invades the language network and SuperAging in which individuals are seemingly resistant to the deleterious changes in memory associated with “normal” or more typical cognitive aging. Her investigations assist in defining the clinical and anatomical features of different dementia syndromes as well as identifying genetic and other risk factors. She also develops educational programs, support groups and therapies to improve quality of life for patients with dementia.
For more information or to view past lectures, click here.