2017 UC Davis Alzheimer’s Community Engagement Series
This is a live series presented by the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center for the Sacramento Metropolitan Area and communities throughout Northern California in 2017. The theme of this lecture series is healthy brain aging and prevention. Six lectures, were planned around this theme and include preventative information on healthy brain aging, vitamins and supplements, diet, alternative medicine approaches, social interaction and exercise from expert researchers in each of these topics.
This presentation will discuss the tremendous changes the brain undergoes over the course of our life. These changes occur well before any evidence of disease such as Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding why this happens could help us develop prevention therapies.
This presentation will review evidence that certain vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and vitamin D) can slow or prevent age-related cognitive decline.
This presentation will review preliminary findings about the usefulness of wellness classes that emphasize facilitating brain health for those in cognitive decline.
This presentation will discuss evidence from ongoing clinical-pathologic studies linking aspects of life experience with risk of dementia and cognitive decline in old age and consider the neurobiologic bases of these assumptions.