Growing Older, Cognition, and What Science Has to Offer
A Free Event
Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Through the Support of the Dana Foundation
Wednesday, June 15
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (ET)
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20005
If we live long enough, aging is inevitable, and more people in the U.S. are living longer than ever before. Yet, age is a major risk factor for most common neurodegenerative diseases, so its consequences for individuals, families and society are anything but trivial. But how we age is not fixed. There are things we can do to mitigate the harsh effects that aging can have on our brains, on the way we think, understand, learn and remember. Want to know how? Join us for an event that will address that question from different perspectives—what science tells us about the aging process and its impact on cognition, what effective, or not so effective, strategies there are for maintaining or enhancing cognition as we age, and what the funding priorities are as reflected in the portfolio of the National Institute on Aging.
Marilyn S. Albert, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Marie Bernard, M.D.
Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Sevil Yasar, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineThe Neuroscience & Society series is a partnership between the Dana Foundation and the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS).