NEWS | May 9, 2017

Brain aging, Alzheimer's disease prevention focus of UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center's Community Engagement Learning Series

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center launches its 2017 Community Engagement Learning Series, featuring UC Davis faculty and nationally-prominent researchers with expertise in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Community Engagement Learning Series features a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease.

The free lectures are open to the public and will be held at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. To register for a lecture, please call 916-734-5728.

The series features a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease:

  • May 25 -- “What’s Healthy Brain Aging?”  by Charles DeCarli, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center
  • June 29 – “Can Vitamins Prevent Age-Related Cognitive Decline?” by Joshua Miller, chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • July 20 – “Eating to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease” by Rosane Oliveira, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine
  • August 31 – “New Alternative Medicine Approaches to Brain Health” by Juliana Baldo, associate director of the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders at the VA Northern California Health Care System
  • September 14 – “Behavioral Contributions to Cognitive Health in Old Age” by Robert Wilson, director of Cognitive Neurosciences at Rush University
  • October 5 – “Exercise in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s” by Jeff Burns, co-director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center
  • November 4 – Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Workshop from 8 a.m.-noon

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