Tips For Staying Sharp: The Aging Brain: Normal versus abnormal changes in memory and the importance of being a lifelong learner.
At the Staying Sharp program at the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, panelist and DABI member, Patrick A. Griffith, MD, FAAN used an explanation of brain anatomy to illustrate normal versus abnormal changes in the brain and memory. Within this context, Dr. Griffith also discussed why it is important to be a lifelong learner.
Tips for Staying Sharp: Precursors for Alzheimer's Disease
During the Staying Sharp session in Tallahassee, Florida panelist and DABI member Kenneth M. Heilman, MD, described the various causes of episodic memory loss. Among these Dr. Heilman discussed Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) which can be a precursor for Alzheimer's Disease.
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Staying Sharp Tallahassee
May 17, 2014
[From left to right: Tom Flanigan, Katherin Snyder, Patrick Griffith & Kenneth Heilman]
Just over 200 people attended the Staying Sharp forum at the Augustus B. TurnBull III Florida State Conference Center in Tallahassee, FL. It was Dana's first Staying Sharp in Florida since 2010. The panelists for the session were: DABI Member, Patrick A. Griffith, MD, FAAN, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chief of Neurology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta; DABI member Kenneth M. Heilman, MD, The James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine; and Katherin Snyder, RD, LD/N, CDE, Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric and Diabetes Center. Tom Flanigan, program director for local radio channel WFSU-FM, moderated the session.
Make sure to check the Storify post from the session for quotes, photos and more info from the session.
The transcript of Staying Sharp Tallahassee is also available here.
Staying Sharp Flushing, Mandarin Chinese
May 10, 2014
[Staying Sharp Flyer in Mandarin Chinese]
On Saturday, May 10 the Flushing Town Hall was packed with 300 Mandarin speaking active agers. The program was the first ever Staying Sharp presented in Mandarin Chinese. It was held in Flushing, Queens one of the largest ethnic Chinese neighborhoods in New York and in the United States. Panelists for the session were: Xiaoyan Hu, PhD, Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical College; Yinhsu Liu, ND, RD, Naturopathic Wellness Center; Huajuan (Serene) Nie, LMSW, Alzheimer's Association; and Able Yuanzia Zhang, PhD, Director of Able Psychology, PC.
For more information, quotes and photos check out the Dana Foundation Storify post.
The Staying Sharp booklets were translated into Mandarin and printed copies were distributed to the audience. Electronic versions are now available. Below are the translated copies of Staying Sharp: Learning as We Age, Staying Sharp: Late-Life Brain Disorders and Staying Sharp: Memory and Aging.
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the Staying Sharp archives.