- In this session the Dana Foundation teamed up with AARP California and the Allen Temple Baptist Church to host Staying Sharp on March 29. It was a lively session with just over 300 people in the churches auditorium space. Tweets, photos and other elements from the session are collected in the Storify post below for this session.
- — The Dana Foundation (@dana_fdn)Sat, Mar 29 2014 13:43:11Follow live tweeting today from Staying Sharp Oakland at Allen Temple Baptist Church. The program starts at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST.
- — The Dana Foundation (@dana_fdn)Sat, Mar 29 2014 13:47:20Today's panelist are DABI member Patrick Griffith, MD, FAAN, Jackie Bolds, MD, Monika Eckfield, RN, PhD, & Marcus Penn, MD, CYT.
- The discussion began with normal and abnormal changes in memory and our brains overall.
- — The Dana Foundation (@dana_fdn)Sat, Mar 29 2014 17:34:13Dr. Griffith detailed five areas to monitor for abnormal changes: attention, learning, memory, language and executive function.
- Next our panelists discussed some of brain diseases and disorders and offered advice to the audience.
- — The Dana Foundation (@dana_fdn)Sat, Mar 29 2014 17:18:31Griffith "never interview a new patient without a caregiver. Often patients aren't aware of issues. 2 patients, the patient and caregiver"
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Late-Life Depression
- — The Dana Foundation (@dana_fdn)Sat, Mar 29 2014 17:51:59Eckfield "depression signs in older versus younger adults. Don't see profound sadness in older adults, more withdrawal and inactivity"
- — The Dana Foundation (@dana_fdn)Sat, Mar 29 2014 17:40:16Bolds "you can reduce your chance of having stroke by managing your risk factors: high blood pressure, inactivity, poor diet & others"
- Sleep disorders
Staying Sharp: Oakland
Ask the experts about keeping your brain young at the Allen Temple Baptist Church
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