When: Thursday, October 21, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom Webinar - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81481377956
Open to: All
Presented by the Healthier Aging Embracing Change Series
Is it Depression, Dementia or Normal Aging?
How do we tell the difference?
More Information can help us recognize symptoms and when to get help.
Doctors Koscik and Mueller of the University of Wisconsin will present their research and present an overview of types of dementia, symptoms, and possible approaches to prevention and treatment.
Rebecca Langhough Koscik (Ph.D.) Senior Scientist at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health).
Dr. Koscik’s research focuses on two areas:
1. Detecting early signs of cognitive change, before clinical impairment has occurred, and
2. characterizing how Alzheimer’s biomarkers change over time, including developing methods for identifying the age when amyloid plaques begin forming.
Kimberly Mueller (Ph.D., CCC-SLP) Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin.
Her research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms and behavioral aspects of speech and language changes across the spectrum of normal aging through advanced dementia. She also studies the design and testing of identification methods of early cognitive change.