Wellness Wednesdays Presents – Innovations in Brain Science: Understanding Alzheimer’s
Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to join us for "Innovations in Brain Science: Understanding Alzheimer’s" with presenter Roberta Brinton, PhD,
Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science, University of Arizona Health Sciences.
According to the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It also is the most common form of dementia among older adults. Experts suggest that more than 6 million Americans have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s, and Arizona is projected to see an increase of 33.3% in the number of individuals over 65 with Alzheimer’s over the next five years.
This Wellness Wednesdays: A Community Connection session is presented in honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Join this informative event to learn the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's, and how the diseases affects the brain, and to hear about new therapies being developed by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers to improve cognitive function in early-stage patients.
Wellness Wednesdays: A Community Connection is an initiative from the University of Arizona Health Sciences with the goal of creating a healthier community by helping individuals and families stay well.
The free, 60-minute interactive webinars are hosted by experts including University of Arizona Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students, will provide thoughtful guidance, information and tools to help support individuals.
Registration is required for all events. Upon registration, attendees will receive a confirmation email with login information and instructions.
Roberta Brinton, PhD, is the director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and a regents professor of pharmacology and neurology in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. An internationally recognized expert in Alzheimer’s, her research has demonstrated sex differences in the disease, therapeutic strategies to prevent, delay and treat the disease and is in clinical development of the first regenerative therapeutic to regenerate the degenerated brain.
Dr. Brinton has received numerous awards and recognition for her research, and for her outstanding work in promoting STEM careers among students of color, President Barak Obama presented her with one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, the Presidential Citizens Medal.