Events

November 20, 2019: Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Can lifestyle practices protect the brain?

 

Join us for an evening with Susan Landau to learn how lifestyle changes may influence the brain later in life and how they may reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Susan is an Associate Research Scientist at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley. Her work focuses on the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States: Alzheimer's.

Earlier this year Susan and her colleagues were awarded a $47 million grant from the National Institute on Aging that will fund the acquisition of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment. This equipment will be used to study participants in the U.S. POINTER trial. According to a press release from the University, "The expanded study will be the first large-scale investigation of how lifestyle interventions, which include exercise, diet, cognitive stimulation and health coaching, affect well-known biological markers of Alzheimer’s and dementia in the brain."

To learn more about Susan and her research, please visit http://smlandau.org/

Location: Tahoe Auditorium in the Roundhouse Conference Center. 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583

5:45 - 6:15 - Business Networking

6:15 - 7:00 - Socializing, Wine, Beer & Light Appetizers

7:00 - 8:00 - Presentation