UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center looks at Building a Better Brain as We Age

David Bennett David Bennett

The presentation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. The lecture is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required.

Many genes are related to Alzheimer’s and other common brain pathology that negatively affects cognition. However, lifestyle factors can help maintain brain function, despite the accumulation of brain pathology. Bennett will discuss how to capitalize on these factors to promote healthy brain aging.
Bennett’s research is focused on the prevention of common chronic neurologic diseases of aging, especially Alzheimer’s, by studying people without dementia who agree to organ donation at death. His studies are aimed at identifying modifiable lifestyle factors and using molecular data from brain and spinal cord tissue to identify novel therapeutic targets for pharmacologic interventions.

The series is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: Sunrise Senior Living, Norwood Pines Alzheimer’s Care Center, Aegis of Carmichael, Revere Court, Eskaton and Home Instead Senior Care. Please call 916-734-5728 for reservations or information.

Other lectures in the 2015 series, which all take place at the MIND Institute, include:

  • June 25 – Sleep and the Aging Brain Glen Xiong, UC Davis
  • July 23 – Reducing Fall Risk and Injury in an Aging Population
    Christy Adams, UC Davis
  • September 10 – Alzheimer’s Behaviors:  How Do I Manage Them?
    Glen Xiong, UC Davis
  • October 22 – What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
    Monique Breteler, German Center for Degenerative Diseases 
The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center is one of only 27 research centers designated by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging. The center’s goal is to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and treatment for patients while focusing on the long-term goal of finding a way to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease. Also funded by the state of California, the center allows researchers to study the effects of the disease on a uniquely diverse population. For more information, visit alzheimer.ucdavis.edu.