NEWS | June 11, 2018

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center hosts healthy brain aging and dementia prevention lecture series


The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center will host a monthly series of lectures focused on healthy brain aging and dementia prevention through October. Each lecture will take place at the UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The events are free, however, reservations are required.

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David Johnson, associate clinical professor in the Department of Neurology at UC Davis, will present “The Secrets of a Long Life” on June 14. Johnson is an expert in clinical and neuropsychological assessment of healthy brain aging and dementia. His research identifies factors associated with healthy lifestyles that support a long life and reduce dementia risk. Johnson will present evidence demonstrating that diet and exercise protect against cognitive decline and dementia.

Additional lectures include:

· July 19 – Brain Food: Myths and Opportunities
John Rutledge, professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UC Davis
· Aug. 9 – Time to Wake Up to Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease
Kristine Yaffe, professor of psychiatry, neurology and epidemiology at UCSF
· Sept. 6 – Brain Health: Looking Back to Move Forward
Rachel Whitmer, chief of the Division of Epidemiology at UC Davis
· Oct. 11 – The Aging Mind: A Look Under the Hood
Denise Park, distinguished professor of behavioral and brain sciences at the University of Texas

For additional information, please visit or call 916-734-5728. To register for the event, visit and search “UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center.”

For media inquiries, contact Dorsey Griffith at 916-734-9118 or


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