Tips For Staying Sharp: The Aging Brain: Normal versus abnormal changes in memory and the importance of being a lifelong learner.
At the Staying Sharp program at the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, panelist and DABI member, Patrick A. Griffith, MD, FAAN used an explanation of brain anatomy to illustrate normal versus abnormal changes in the brain and memory. Within this context, Dr. Griffith also discussed why it is important to be a lifelong learner.
Tips for Staying Sharp: Precursors for Alzheimer's Disease
During the Staying Sharp session in Tallahassee, Florida panelist and DABI member Kenneth M. Heilman, MD, described the various causes of episodic memory loss. Among these Dr. Heilman discussed Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) which can be a precursor for Alzheimer's Disease.
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Staying Sharp Tallahassee
May 17, 2014
[From left to right: Tom Flanigan, Katherin Snyder, Patrick Griffith & Kenneth Heilman]
Just over 200 people attended the Staying Sharp forum at the Augustus B. TurnBull III Florida State Conference Center in Tallahassee, FL. It was Dana's first Staying Sharp in Florida since 2010. The panelists for the session were: DABI Member, Patrick A. Griffith, MD, FAAN, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chief of Neurology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta; DABI member Kenneth M. Heilman, MD, The James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine; and Katherin Snyder, RD, LD/N, CDE, Tallahassee Memorial Bariatric and Diabetes Center. Tom Flanigan, program director for local radio channel WFSU-FM, moderated the session.
Make sure to check the Storify post from the session for quotes, photos and more info from the session.
The transcript of Staying Sharp Tallahassee is also available here.
Staying Sharp Mandarin Chinese
[Staying Sharp presented in Mandarin Chinese at a New York metro area senior community]
Following the success of the Staying Sharp forum in Mandarin Chinese held in Flushing, NY on May 10, the Dana Foundation will present seven smaller Mandarin programs in 2014. Programs will be held at senior centers and communities in the New York metro area.
The Staying Sharp booklets were translated into Mandarin and printed copies were distributed to the audience. Electronic versions are now available. Below are the translated copies of Staying Sharp: Learning as We Age, Staying Sharp: Late-Life Brain Disorders and Staying Sharp: Memory and Aging.
For an archive of earlier Staying Sharp sessions, visit
the Staying Sharp archives.