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2012 Memory University begins June 7

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This series is a unique program for both professionals and families to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease from nationally known clinicians affiliated with the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center. Participants will learn the most up-to-date information and will also be able to ask the experts any questions they have about Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Presentations are:

  • June 7: “The Importance of Emotional Engagement and Social Well-Being As We Age,” by Brad Mossbarger, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology at IU School of Medicine and a psychologist at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Mossbarger is focused on addressing the mental health needs of senior citizens at the VA Older Adult Mental Health Clinic through the evaluation and treatment of memory, mood, adjustment and other disorders. 
  • June 14: “Cognitive Stimulation and Aging,” presented by Frederick W. Unverzagt, Ph.D., professor of clinical psychology in clinical psychiatry and clinical medical and molecular genetics at IU School of Medicine. Dr. Unverzagt’s research interests are focused on the clinical assessment of memory loss and cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disease and breast cancer.
  • June 21: “The Importance and Impact of Exercise As We Age,” presented by Mark G. Urtel, Ed.D., associate professor of kinesiology at IUPUI. Dr. Urtel is a faculty partner in the department-sponsored PACE (Physical Activity using Civic Engagement) program, which serves individuals by creating comprehensive and innovative opportunities for physical activity and health programming.
  • June 28: “Importance of Diet and Nutrition As We Age,” by Sara A. Blackburn, D.Sc., clinical associate professor of nutrition and co-director of the Dietetic Internship in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at IUPUI. Dr. Blackburn is a registered dietitian focused on the importance of nutrition for seniors stemming from her work in long-term care.

These are free events, but registration is required. To register, call 317-274-4939 or email dwert@iupui.edu. Participants may also register at the door starting at 1 p.m.

For more information, see the event flier.