Zoom Talk April 16, 2023
The Wellesley Class of 1970 invites the members of '72 to a Zoom talk on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 3:00 p.m., when Dr. James E. Galvin will speak on “Building a Better Brain as We Age”. The webinar will last about 90 minutes, with Dr. Galvin speaking first and then lots of time for Q&A. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR – SEE BELOW.
According to the National Institute on Aging, “Older age does not cause Alzheimer’s, but it is the most important known risk factor for the disease. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease doubles about every 5 years beyond age 65. About one-third of all people age 85 and older may have Alzheimer's disease.” We want to be in the 66%!
Dr. Galvin is a recognized expert in the field. He is the Founding Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health and Professor of Neurology and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He has published more than 275 peer-reviewed papers in top-tier scientific journals. Dr. Galvin’s research focuses on new approaches to study brain health. He holds 13 copyrights for instruments used across the world for assessing the risk of cognitive impairment.
Here is a video of Dr. Galvin being interviewed at the Alzheimer’s Association Convention ’22: https://youtu.be/sbh1R43sD5shttps://youtu.be/sbh1R43sD5s
I know Dr. Galvin personally so I can say with confidence that you will appreciate his expertise, communication skills and passion for his field of research. He will talk about:
· What is normal forgetfulness as we age vs. a potential cognitive impairment?
· How does he assess potential cognitive impairment?
· What are the possible early treatments for cognitive impairment?
· What can we all be doing now to keep our brains as sharp as possible?
Please join us. Register by clicking HERE and I will send you the Zoom link with the Passcode required to join. Other clubs/classes are invited to attend as well so questions need to be entered in the Q&A/Chat or sent to me in advance.
Kaye Roan Hamilton-Smith, Secretary, Class of 1970