NEWS | November 29, 2016

Lifestyle changes and dementia risk topic of talk at Lesher Center for the Arts


Can lifestyle changes help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? John Olichney, UC Davis professor of neurology and a behavioral neurologist, will address the question at a public lecture Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

John Olichney John Olichney

Olichney will review evidence that suggests that lifestyle changes matter to brain health during aging, addressing the role of nutrition, exercise, cognitive activities, psychological well-being and social engagement.

The lecture is this year’s last from the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center for the East Bay communities. The 2016 Alzheimer’s Community Engagement Discovery Lecture series in the East Bay is made possible by the support of Sunrise Senior Living, Aegis of Moraga, and Aegis of Pleasant Hill. 

The event will take place at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, in Walnut Creek. For tickets or more information contact the Lesher Center at or call 925-943-7469.

Olichney specializes in cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. His research activities include EEG/ERP and functional MRI studies of language and memory and clinical trials of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. 

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center is the leading Alzheimer’s treatment and research center in the East Bay. An interdisciplinary team of dedicated researchers and clinicians is available to provide comprehensive evaluations for those with memory problems, opportunities to participate in longitudinal research studies and clinical trials. The clinic’s state-of-the-art facility is located at 100 N. Wiget Lane, Suite 150 in Walnut Creek.  For inquiries and appointments please call 925-357-6515.

The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of only 30 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