Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to Host Public Event


The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) will host a free community event Wednesday, October 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., focused on recent findings in the study of healthy aging, brain health and Alzheimer’s disease prevention.

 

The event, to be held on the UW-Madison campus at the Gordon Dining and Events Center (770 W. Dayton St.), begins with a Healthy Aging Resource Fair at 5 p.m. Speakers begin at 6 p.m. followed by an audience question-and-answer panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

 

“Community education is a pillar of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s mission. Our researchers and outreach staff enjoy each chance they get to educate the public about this disease,” said Dr. Sanjay Asthana, director of the Wisconsin ADRC and professor of medicine (geriatrics) at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

 

“This event is important for Alzheimer’s disease patients, their families, and caregivers to learn what is being done to stop this dreadful disease and see what resources are available.”

 

More than 110,000 Wisconsinites and 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

 

The Healthy Aging Resource Fair will feature representatives from the Center for Wellness at UW Health at The American Center, Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Alzheimer’s Association, and a number of other service organizations and resources for patients with dementia and their families and caregivers.

 

Dr. Heather Johnson, associate professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine), and Dr. Jill Barnes, assistant professor in the UW Department of Kinesiology, will also speak at the event. Dr. Martha Clare Morris, an authority on nutrition and aging and the creator of the MIND diet for healthy brain aging, will offer the keynote address.

 

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but it is appreciated. Health care professionals can earn continuing education credit through the event. View registration, event details and parking information

 

About the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

 

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) combines academic, clinical and research expertise from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) of the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Founded in 2009, the Wisconsin ADRC receives funding from private, university, state, and national sources, including a National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging grant for Alzheimer’s Research Centers (P50-AG033514).

Date Published: 09/27/2017

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