Understand brain diseases with the Glenn Biggs Institute at a new free series that’s open to the public
The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases, a new institute of UT Health San Antonio, is kicking off its “Dialogue on Dementia” educational series. This series is free and open to the public as a service to individuals and families, and is also suited to health care providers and scientists.
“Is Lifestyle Important for Preventing Dementia? Insight into the Roles of Sleep, Diet and Maintaining a Healthy Heart” is the first topic in the series.
5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 (Event includes a reception and ends at 7 p.m.)
UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio 78229 (Go to Mabee Conference Room, fourth floor of Grossman Building.)
Sudha Seshadri, M.D., founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute, welcomes nationally recognized Alzheimer’s and dementia researcher Matthew Pase, Ph.D.
Sleep, diet and exercise choices can change a person’s risk of developing dementia, Dr. Pase’s findings suggest. His research is mostly focused on the Framingham Heart Study, a large community-based study that has been ongoing since 1948. He is investigating risk factors for brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that affect thinking and memory.
Dr. Pase is a Sidney Sax Senior Research Fellow at Swinburne University in Australia, a visiting research scholar at Boston University School of Medicine, and an investigator at the Framingham Heart Study.
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