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

Memory and Aging - Staunton

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. Class 1: Healthy Habits for a Healthy You Annie Marrs will discuss how diet, nutrition, and socialization may help as we age. Class 2: 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. Class 3: 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.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B601 Ellen Phipps Apr 10, 17, 24 Tu 10:00-11:30 a.m. Bridge Church A

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