NEWS | August 9, 2017

Lecture explores whether health and wellness classes can improve brain function


Juliana Baldo, associate director of the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders at the Northern California Veterans Administration, will speak about alternative medicine approaches to brain health at a free public lecture on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento.

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Reservations are required for this event, as seating is limited. Click here to register.

In her lecture Baldo will discuss research under way to assess the usefulness of brain health and wellness classes to improve cognitive functioning in older individuals and those with brain injuries.

Baldo’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.

Baldo received her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from UC Berkeley and is a licensed psychologist with extensive clinical experience with older individuals and those with brain injuries. At the VA Northern California Health Care System her research focuses on the behavioral and neural correlates of cognitive and language changes due to acquired brain injury. She has extensive background in neuroimaging and a track record of publishing in significant linguistic and neuropsychology journals. Baldo also is an adjunct professor of psychology at California State University, East Bay.

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.

To interview Dr. Baldo please contact Dorsey Griffith at 916-734-9118 or email her at