More Than Senior Moments: Understanding Early Signs of Memory Changes

This event was held on April 25, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among older people. Research conducted at the University of Michigan has enriched our understanding of both Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Join us for this session as we explore early signs of memory loss with several UM memory and aging experts.

Topics include: Mild Cognitive Impairment; genetic testing; potential new medications for memory loss; communication skills; and memory and aging research opportunities available at UM. J. Scott Roberts, Ph.D. Associate Professor in the UM Department of Health Behavior & Health Education and Co-Director of the UM dual-degree program in Public Health and Genetic Counseling will be the keynote speakers.

A q & a session will follow, featuring a panel of experts including: Nancy Barbas, MD, MSW, Clinical Studies Research Investigator; Berit Dayton-Ingersoll, Ph.D., Research Investigator for Couples Life Story Project; Beth Spencer, LMSW, Research Investigator for Couples Life Story Project; and Wendy Uhlmann, MS, Genetic Counselor.

This event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, The Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center and the UM Taubman Health Sciences Library.

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