Staying Sharp: Suffolk County
Ask the experts about keeping your brain young
- Hello from Suffolk County Long Island! We are here today at the Hilton Long Island in Melville, NY for another Staying Sharp session. Tweets, photos and other elements from the session will be put in a Storify post for this session. To view Storify posts from previous sessions go to storify.com/dana_fdn/
- Dennis Choi, MD, PhD, is a Dana Alliance member, as well as Professor and Chair of the Neurology Department and Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Dr. Choi's work has had a major impact on our knowledge and understanding of neurological disorders. Dr. Choi has worked in clinical research and holds seven patents for his work. Dr. Choi has also done extensive research and work with brain and spinal injuries.
Patricia K. Coyle, MD, also a Dana Alliance member, is the Acting Chair and Professor of Neurology, as well as the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise are MS, neuroimmunology, and neurologic infectious disease.
- Attendees of Staying Sharp always get a free info bag with Staying Sharp materials. For information on these publications go to http://www.dana.org/danaalliances/publications/ … .
- Degenerative disorders — Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and others — are a big area of concern for the our audience, and for good reason, they affect more than 45 million people worldwide. However, Dr. Coyle wanted us to also focus on the positives.
- Much of what we are learning about Alzheimer's treatment involve therapeutic measures to mediate symptoms.
- With an aging population, and increasing cases of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, people have more and more questions about these disorders.
- Individuals whose family members have experienced Alzheimer's disease fear that they too will suffer from the disorder.
- Volunteers from AARP took questions from the audience throughout the session. Here's one: "I am starting to notice that I am losing my memory, at what point is this memory loss a concern?"
- It isn't all bad news though.
- How do we form new connections and promote our own brain health? The Four Factors to Staying Sharp are a great place to start.
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