The Aging Brain And Alzheimer's Disease

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The Aging Brain And Alzheimer's Disease

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The Franklin Institute continues its conversations about neuroscience and society on Tuesday, January 27, delving into the many mysteries of the aging brain. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, yet there is still so much unknown about the debilitating and heart-wrenching illness. Join us as we unravel some of the mysteries behind this disease, explore the differences between Alzheimer's and common memory loss related to aging, and learn about the important role patients' families can play both in current care and in the future research of the diseases causes and preventions. Local experts in aging and Alzheimer’s research from Penn Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to delve into the mysteries of the aging brain, this debilitating disease and the impact it has on families and communities. Moderated by The Franklin Institute's Chief Bio Scientist Jayatri Das and lead developer of our new Your Brain exhibit. Speakers at this event: Brian Balin, Ph.D. Director of Basic Science Research, Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine John Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Institute on Aging and Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania Felicia Greenfield, L.C.S.W. Associate Director for Clinical and Research Operations, Penn Memory Center, University of Pennsylvania

By: The Franklin Institute

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