*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Memory and Aging

Every 66 seconds another American hears the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. More than five million people are dealing with the disease now; this number may triple in just a few decades. Alzheimer’s is the health epidemic of this century. Is there anything we can do to prevent it? What does the current research tell us? This three-part series will look at healthy aging versus signs and symptoms of memory impairment, the latest research, and healthy habits as we age.

Instructor Bio:

The Quest to Conquer Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
George S. Bloom, PhD, will discuss the basic biology of AD and give an overview of how researchers around the world are seeking improved methods for detecting and treating AD. In addition, a summary of both basic and applied AD research in Dr. Bloom’s lab will be discussed.
Healthy Habits for a Healthy You
Annie Marrs will discuss how diet, nutrition, and socialization may help as we age.
Memory and Aging: What’s Normal and When Should I Be Worried?
Carol Manning, PhD, medical director, Memory and Aging Clinic, UVA, will address the difference between normal aging changes and the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Dr. Manning will discuss diagnostic screening, disease progression, and the role of medication.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B81 Ellen Phipps Apr 20, 27, May 4 Th 2:00-3:30 p.m. The R. R. Smith Center WL

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