SIU Med School Sponsors Alzheimer’s Disease Educational Forum

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May 9, 2014

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 28, 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 and other dementias. He will explain the role of diet, exercise, stress, sleep, vitamins and supplements in protecting against dementia, as well as other medical conditions that may be linked to the disease. He and Dr. Tom Ala, associate professor of neurology and interim director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at SIU, 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.

For more information, contact SIU’s Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders at www.siumed.edu/alz, 217-545-7181 weekdays or CADRDevents@siumed.edu.

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