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NEWS | May 24, 2017

Understanding changes in the brain can help prevent Alzheimer's disease

Talk on healthy brain aging May 25

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

Charles DeCarli, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will speak about healthy brain aging at a free public lecture on May 25 at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento.

Charles DeCarli Charles DeCarli

In his lecture “What’s Healthy Brain Aging?” DeCarli will discuss the tremendous changes the brain undergoes over the course of our life, which occur before any evidence of disease such as Alzheimer’s emerges. He’ll also explain how understanding why this happens can help us develop prevention strategies.  

To register for this lecture, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-healthy-brain-aging-tickets-33480285435.     

DeCarli’s presentation is part of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s 2017 Community Engagement Learning Series, which features UC Davis faculty and nationally-prominent researchers with expertise in the field of Alzheimer’s disease. A question-and-answer session will immediately follow the lecture.

DeCarli is a professor in the UC Davis Department of Neurology and has a strong interest in behavioral neurology, specifically degenerative dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease and frontal dementias. His research focuses on using neuroimaging techniques to understand the relationship between brain structure and function with aging and disease. DeCarli also studies the role of brain antioxidant systems in the development of potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

DeCarli earned his medical degree from George Washington University. He completed a residency in neurology at Strong Memorial Hospital, and a residency in internal medicine at George Washington University Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship at the National Institute of Aging in the laboratory of neurosciences’ section on brain aging and dementia.

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center brings together an interdisciplinary group of dedicated researchers, clinical staff, administrators, and support staff to advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through comprehensive patient evaluations and leading-edge research.

For more information on the 2017 Community Engagement Learning Series, please visit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/alzheimers/education.html.

To interview Charles DeCarli, contact Dorsey Griffith at 916-734-9118 or email her at dgriffith@ucdavis.edu.