April 23, 2013
SIU Med School Sponsors Alzheimer’s Disease Educational Forum
Healthy brain aging is the topic of a public educational forum to be presented by the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. It will be held 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the James T. Dove, M.D. Conference Center, 619 East Mason St., Springfield.
Ron Zec, Ph.D., neuropsychologist and associate professor of neurology at SIU, will discuss the research-based recommendations for decreasing the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. He will explain the roles of heredity, diet, exercise, and social and intellectual activities in protecting against dementia, as well as other medical conditions that may be linked to the disease. He and other SIU clinicians will answer questions from the audience.
The forum is free to the public. Parking is available in the Mason Street parking ramp across the street.
SIU’s Alzheimer’s Center is one of three centers in Illinois as designated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. It sponsors a Memory and Aging Network which was started in 1987, and now is comprised of 37 community-based providers located throughout the 93-county service area.