Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Learn about the brain - from Yale brain experts

NEW HAVEN — Yale University brain experts will discuss successful aging at a free forum Oct. 29.

The program will be held at Yale University Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, Room 1141, Prospect and Grove streets, according to a statement.

"Attendees will have the chance to ask the experts about the aging brain and how to keep mentally fit. The program will discuss how to navigate the booming aging industry and factors that may predict future cognitive function. The panelists will also address issues specific to the aging brain, such as changes in memory over time and the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease," the statement said.

"A fair for all ages will follow the session, which will include information booths, demonstration tables, and hands-on activities."

The program is presented by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, MetLife Foundation, Yale University School of Medicine, and AARP.

Featured speakers will be Amy F.T. Arnsten, Yale professor of neurobiology; Dr. Christopher H. van Dyck, professor of psychiatry, neurobiology, and neurology, and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit at Yale.

Moderator Robert Wickham is from the Yale department of psychiatry, the statement said.

The panel discussion and question and answer period will be 10 a.m. to noon and the Brain Fair is noon to 1:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

To reserve, call 800-65-BRAIN (800-652-7246) or email

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.  It is largely unedited here.

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