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Seventh Annual Martin Family Alzheimer's Caregiver Symposium

Sept. 12, 2013

Family caregivers and community-based health care providers have the oppotunity to participate in the Seventh Annual Martin Family Alzheimer's Caregiver Symposium, “Mind Your Health and Exercise Your Brain,” is scheduled from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.Friday, Sept. 20, in the IU Health Neuroscience Center (Goodman Hall) Auditorium.

This free symposium, hosted by the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, will feature the following  topics and speakers:

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Speakers will include Andrew Saykin, Psy.D.

  • “Imaging, Biomarkers and Subjective Cognitive Decline: How Early Can We Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?” presented by Andrew Saykin, Psy.D., Raymond C. Beeler Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and Director of the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center at the IU School of Medicine.
  • “Maintaining Cognitive Health as We Age” by Frederick W. Unverzagt, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry; Department of Psychiatry, Director, Clinical Neuropsychology Residency, Associate Leader, IADC Clinical Core, IU School of Medicine
  • “Physical Activity and Exercise: Implications for Healthy Brains and Minds” by Arthur F. Kramer, Ph.D., Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology and the Swanlund Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Illinois
  • “The Creative Brain:  In Sickness and in Health” by Brandy Matthews, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology,  Neurology Residency Program Director, Department of Neurology; Associate Leader, IADC Education Core, IU School of Medicine
  • “Brain Health: What’s the Heart Got to Do With It?” by Michael LaMantia, M.D., Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, IU School of Medicine and IU Center for Aging Research
  • “Staying Engaged:  Making the Most of Meaningful Activities” by Yvonne Lu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Nursing, Indiana University School of Nursing and IADC Education Core

An optional tour of our neuroimaging facilities will also be offered. This event is free of charge; however, registration is required as space is limited. Register at http://iadc.iupui.edu/current-events/ or call 317-963-7297.

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