Claudia Kawas, the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine, will discuss ‘The 90+ Study,’ one of the largest population-based studies of “the oldest of the old” in the world, during the October UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. The lecture will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the UC Davis Health System Education Building, Room 1222, at the intersection of X and 45th streets.
During the past century, advances in public health and medical science have extended life expectancy by more than 28 years. People over age 90 now are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, yet little is known about these pioneers of aging.
Kawas, professor of neurobiology and Behavior and neurology, is associate director of the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders and principal investigator for The 90+ Study. During her lecture, she will address lifestyle and other lessons from individuals in their tenth decades of life and beyond.
Based in Leisure World in Laguna Woods, Calif., The 90+ Study’s aims are identifying factors associated with longevity in 90+ year-olds; identifying factors associated with disability and dementia in 90+ year-olds; and contrasting clinical-pathological correlations of normal cognition in 90+.
Kawas is a geriatric neurologist and researcher on aging and dementia. She concentrates on the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease and the determinants of successful aging. During the past 25 years, she has published more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has worked on numerous other longitudinal studies of aging and dementia, including the Bronx Aging Study, the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
The lecture is one of two such Distinguished Lectures hosted each year by the Alzheimer's Disease Center. Space at the lecture is limited and reservations are required. To make reservations, please contact Jayne LaGrande at 916-734-5728, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Alzheimer's Disease Center Facebook Page. Parking for the event is available on the street or in the adjacent parking lot.