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￼The Aging Brain and Alzheimer’s Disease
March 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join The Franklin Institute and leading experts from the Greater Philadelphia area for a series of six conversations neuroscience and society. These informative and engaging conversations will help you understand how the adolescent brain develops, how stress and our emotions influence decision-making, how addiction affects the brain, and more.
As Pennsylvania’s population grows older, maintaining good health and quality of life for older adults has become a community initiative. But, a major challenge is that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers have identified several hallmark Alzheimer’s brain abnormalities and risk factors, but many questions still remain. Join experts in aging and Alzheimer’s research from Penn Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to delve into the mysteries of the aging brain, this debilitating disease and the impact it has on families and communities.
Free for Members
Brian Balin, Ph.D.
Director of Basic Science Research, Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
John Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Institute on Aging and Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania
Felicia Greenfield, L.C.S.W.
Associate Director for Clinical and Research Operations, Penn Memory Center, University of Pennsylvania