Tips For Staying Sharp: Is it Dementia or is it Alzheimer's disease?
At a recent Staying Sharp program, panelist Gil Wolfe, MD FAAN of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences/SUNY talked about reversible forms of dementia and the benefits of delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Tips for Staying Sharp: Watch Your Step!
According to the National Council on Aging, every 15
seconds, an older adult is seen in an Emergency Department for a fall-related
injury. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for
people aged 65+. At a recent Staying Sharp program, panelist Jessica Englert,
PhD, DeGraff Memorial Hospital talked about the benefits of brain games and the
best ways to exercise your brain as well as tips on fall prevention.
Upcoming Staying Sharp forums:
Staying Sharp Tallahassee
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10 am - 12 pm
Augustus B. Turnbull III
Florida State Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1640
Location on Google maps.
Panel of Experts:
Katherin Snyder, RD, LD/N, CDE, Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric and Diabetes Center
Patrick A. Griffith, MD, FAAN, Professor, Clinical Medicine, Chief of Neurology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Kenneth M. Heilman, MD, The James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology University of Florida College of Medicine
Tom Flanigan, Program Director for News, WFSU-FM
It's FREE! Registration is required. Call 1-877-926-8300 or register online at http://aarp.cvent.com/FLStayingSharp.
Staying Sharp Oakland, Allen Temple Baptist Church
March 29, 2014
[The Panel from left to right: Marcus Penn, Monika Eckfield, Patrick Griffith, Paulina Van, & Jackie Bolds]
There were just over 300 people at the Staying Sharp session at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, CA. The program, including a brain-warm-up, panel discussion and Q&A, ran from 9:00 am - 11:30 am. There were also information tables and displays from a number of local organizations. The panelists for this session were: DABI member, Patrick A. Griffith, MD, FAAN, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chief of Neurology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta; Jackie Bolds, MD, Internal Medicine with Alameda Health System; Monika B. Eckfield, RN, PhD, Assistant professor at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at California State University, East Bay; and Marcus Penn, MD, CYT, who also lead the brain warm-up exercise. The session was moderated by Paulina Van, RN, PhD, CNE, Chair of the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences at California State University, East Bay.
For more info, quotes and photos check out the Storify post covering Staying Sharp Oakland.
Check back soon for the video footage of the event.
Staying Sharp NYU: braiNY, Brain Awareness Week NYC
March 12, 2014
Around 75 active-agers attended the Staying Sharp program at the NYU Langone Medical Center as part of braiNY, the New York City collaborative celebration of Brain Awareness Week. The panelists for the program, all from the Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging were: Yael Zweig, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Psychiatry, Ricardo Osorio, MD, PhD, Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, Center on Brain Health, and Lidia Glodzik, MD, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Radiology and Psychiatry, Center on Brain Health.
Video footage of Staying Sharp NYU is available here.
For more info, check out the Storify post covering the Staying Sharp NYU
Staying Sharp Atlanta ( AARP Life@50+ )
October 5, 2013
(From left to right: Patrick A. Griffith, Laura Reynolds, James J. Lah)
Just over 50 people were in attendance for the Staying Sharp presentation at AARP’s East Coast Life@50+ Conference in Atlanta, GA. The panelists for the session were DABI member, Patrick A. Griffith, MD, FAAN, the Chief of the Division of Neurology and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, and James J. Lah, MD, PhD, an Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Cognitive Neurology Program as well as Vice Chair Department of Neurology and Alice and Roy Richards Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. The session was moderated by Laura Reynolds, Senior Project Manager at the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
For more info, check out the Storify post covering Staying Sharp Atlanta.
Staying Sharp Buffalo, New York
September 28, 2013
Just over 400 people were in attendance at the Staying Sharp session in Buffalo, NY on September 28. The program took place at the Hearthstone Manor from 9 am - 1 pm. The panel discussion was preceeded and concluded by hour-long brain health fairs. Also preceeding the panel discussion was a short "Brain Warm-up" exercise routine led by professional trainer Richard Derwald. The panelists for the session were Gil I. Wolfe, MD, FAAN, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences/SUNY, and Jessica J. Englert, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Neurology Department of DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Kaleida Health. Bill Armbruster, Associate State Director of AARP New York moderated the session.
Check out the Storify post covering Staying Sharp Buffalo.
Read the transcript from Staying Sharp Buffalo.
For an archive of earlier Staying Sharp sessions, visit
the Staying Sharp archives.
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