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Resilience to Alzheimer's Disease


Monday November 27, 2017: 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


Alzheimer’s disease is a leading cause of disability and death. New technologies are enabling scientists to study this disease as never before possible, but a curative “Alzheimer’s pill” remains out of reach. A recent report by an expert commission concluded that one third of Alzheimer’s cases are preventable, highlighting promising research on the role of modifiable lifestyle factors.

Dr. Laura Zahodne will discuss multiple pathways to building resilience to Alzheimer’s disease through individual and social changes.

Dr. Laura Zahodne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. She is a licensed psychologist with clinical expertise in the assessment of dementia. Dr. Zahodne has received early career awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Neuropsychiatric Association for her research, which focuses on risk and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease in diverse populations.

Dr. Zahodne is particularly interested in how psychosocial factors modify the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenic pathway, from brain structure to cognitive performance, and she holds multiple grants from the National Institute on Aging to fund her community-based research efforts.

This program is part of the "Exploring the Mind" series and is a partnership with The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

This event will be recorded