Staying Sharp: Las Vegas

Ask the experts about keeping your brain young

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  1. We are here at the Las Vegas Convention Center for Staying Sharp. At noon (pacific time), the live-tweeting will begin! Soon after, tweets, photos, and other elements will be combined into a Storify post. You can see our Storify post from a previous Staying Sharp session here:  http://storify.com/dana_fdn/staying-sharp-mount-vernon 
  2. Some background on Dr. Bernick: He is the Associate Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. He has been involved in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment for close to 20 years. He moved to Las Vegas in 1994 to join the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Since that time, he has directed the development of a statewide network of Alzheimer’s disease care.
  3. Donna Munic-Miller, Ph.D., has worked with seniors and their families for over 16 years. Currently, she performs cognitive assessments at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in the clinic as well as in clinical research trials. In addition, she facilitates support groups for patients and families affected by neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
  4. (left to right) Bernick, Hirsch, Munic-Miller
  5. Early identification is critical for all brain-related issues.
  6. In addition to dementia, medication (see image below), sleep deprivation, etc. can also impact memory:
  7. The Q&A section included audience questions about medication and memory, chemo brain, and more.
  8. See you in Suffolk County, NY, on June 8th!  http://dana.org/danaalliances/programs/stayingsharp/ 
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