In the Know: The Science of an Aging Brain Virtual Town Hall

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If you Missed the University of Miami, UHealth and Miller School of Medicine’s Virtual Town Hall Wednesday, Watch the Recording Here

During the Virtual Town Hall, healths experts answered questions on how to slow the aging of the brain and lower the risk of age-related brain disease

An aging brain has devastating consequences for millions of people across the United States. In fact, one out of three Americans will be affected by age-related brain disease and cognitive decline, such as dementia or stroke, in their lifetime. Even the “normal” loss in cognitive health as we age, however incremental, disrupts our quality of life and wellbeing.

What if we could slow the aging of our brain? Recent research on brain health and resilience has shown that a variety of innovative disease prevention measures can significantly lower the risk of age-related brain disease.

During the Virtual Town Hall, UHealth experts and leaders in neurology, neuropsychology, and neurogenetics explored the ways in which our brain changes, grows, learns, adapts, and heals. They shared a wide range of evidence-based, disease prevention approaches, from cognitive therapy to lifestyle modifications, designed to slow the brain’s aging process.

Watch the Virtual Town Hall here.

“In the Know” town halls are candid conversations to keep you up to date about a range of important health topics. You will hear from the University of Miami’s UHealth and Miller School of Medicine experts and have the opportunity to submit questions anonymously.

The panel presentation was moderated by veteran South Florida news anchor and University of Miami alumnus, Tony Segreto, and led by:

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders
Executive Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Science
Miller Professor, Neurology, Public Health Sciences, Human Genetics and Neurosurgery
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Chief, Neurology Service, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Immediate Past President, American Academy of Neurology

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.
Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging
Scientific Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Executive Vice-Chair, Research and Faculty Affairs, Department of Neurology
Director, Clinical and Translational Research in Neurology
Director, MS Program in Clinical Translational Investigations
Professor, Neurology and Public Health Sciences
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Bonnie E. Levin, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Neuropsychology
Bernard and Alexandria Schoninger Professor of Neurology
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Comprehensive Program for Brain Health
Professor, Neurology
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

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