Brain function and health will be the focus of a Staying Sharp session on May 15 at Washington University. Part of a highly recognized series, the program will emphasize successful aging, addressing topics such as brain fitness, how the “plastic” brain changes throughout life, and memory loss.
The program is sponsored by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, in partnership with NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community and the MetLife Foundation. Featured speakers will be:
• David M. Holtzman, M.D., Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of Neurology; Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine
• Monique M. Williams, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
• Alison Goate, D.Phil., Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Genetics in Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
• John C. Morris, M.D. (moderator), Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology; Director and Principal Investigator of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives is a nonprofit organization of more than 280 leading neuroscientists, including ten Nobel laureates, committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community is America’s foremost network of 50+ adults and organizations with a passion and affinity for education and learning. MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife for the purpose of supporting educational, health and civic and cultural organizations.
Staying Sharp is a series of public forums and educational booklets for older Americans. Since its inception in 1994, the series has been attended by more than 31,900 people in 29 cities across the United States.