INTRO by Erica S. Robertson, Fitness Director, U-ExCEL, Division of Geriatric Medicine,
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine,
11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME 04005, firstname.lastname@example.org P (207) 602-2199
Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, AGSF Professor & Director Geriatrics Education and Research Department of Geriatric Medicine, UNE email@example.com
Ian D. Meng, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function, UNE
Stacey Thieme, D.O., Director of Preceptor Program, UNE
L. Reynolds, Director, Cognitive Fitness Initiative, The Dana Foundation.
LReynolds@dana.org, office: 212.401.1683, cell: 718.564.0549
The general discussion is divided into the three main sections listed below:
Part I. Normal Brain Function and Normal Age-related Changes
This will be a very brief introduction to how the brain is put together and normally functions, with an emphasis on learning and memory, followed by a condensed account of the changes that accompany healthy aging.
Part II. Brain Diseases and Disorders
The discussion should focus on Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and depression. It may also include head injury and sleep (as listed below), and other topics, possibly, depending on the expertise of the panel.
Part III. Successful Aging
Panelists will describe the
four factors that predict “successful aging”—the things, in other words, that
people who maintain good cognitive function into their later years tend to do,
according to research.