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NEWS | September 29, 2017

"Exercise in the Fight Against Alzheimer's" lecture Oct. 5

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

Jeff Burns of the Kansas University Alzheimer’s Disease Center will present “Exercise in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s” on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X St. in Sacramento. This is last of the 2017 Community Engagement lecture series hosted by the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living, Aegis of Carmichael, Revere Court and Norwood Pines Alzheimer’s Care Center. 

Jeff Burns Jeff Burns

Burns is a professor of neurology and co-director of the Kansas University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He is also director of the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Unit and the Alzheimer and Memory Clinic. Burns’ research supports testing new approaches to treatment, with a focus on lifestyle and how diet and exercise can be used to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. 

During his lecture, Burns will review evidence that physical exercise is beneficial for the brain and may be a viable prevention strategy and therapeutic approach for treating the disease.

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center aims to advance the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by conducting basic and clinical research including clinical trials, clinical evaluations, community outreach and education, professional education and research training. The Alzheimer’s Disease Center facilitates collaboration between researchers, clinical staff, administrators and support staff to further its mission.

 Reservations are required. Visit Eventbrite to reserve your spot. For more information call 916-734-5728.

The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of only 27 research centers designated by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging. The center's goal is to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and treatment for patients while focusing on the long-term goal of finding a way to prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease. Also funded by the state of California, the center allows researchers to study the effects of the disease on a uniquely diverse population. For more information, visit alzheimer.ucdavis.edu.