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What’s So Super About SuperAging? Presented by the Chicagoland Villages Collaborative
Tuesday, June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Members & guests–free. Click here to RSVP. Registered attendees will receive an email confirmation with details to join via Zoom.
An Aging Brain & Body Event, Presented by The Chicagoland Villages Collaborative
On average, memory abilities decline with aging. However, there are some individuals, we call SuperAgers, who seem to resist age related changes in memory. Dr. Emily Rogalski has been leading the Northwestern SuperAging Research Program for more than 10 years, which has a goal of identifying genetic, biologic, and psychosocial factors that contribute to living long and living well.
Join us to meet the SuperAgers themselves along with Dr. Rogalski, who will highlight Northwestern’s contributions to research in this area and its relevance for healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Together, they will tell us why they’re SUPER, what factors contribute to living long and living well, and what YOU can do to be SUPER, too!
About Dr. Rogalski
Dr. Emily Rogalski is a clinical and cognitive neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Currently, she serves as Associate Director of the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Disease and as Imaging Core Leader of our NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Her research falls under the broad umbrella of aging and dementia and uses a multimodal approach to investigate two aging perspectives: primary progressive aphasia (PPA) in which neurodegenerative disease invades the language network and SuperAging in which individuals are seemingly resistant to the deleterious changes in memory associated with “normal” or more typical cognitive aging. Dr. Rogalski receives research support from the National Institutes of Health and other philanthropic sources. Her investigations assist in defining the clinical and anatomical features of different dementia syndromes over the course of disease as well as identifying genetic and other risk factors. Her lab uses advanced neuroimaging techniques including tau and amyloid PET as well as MRI. She also develops educational programs, support groups, and person-centered intervention programs for families and individuals living with dementia. We are currently running a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of Communication Bridge, a telemedicine person-centered intervention to maximize quality of life for individuals with dementia.
About the Aging Brain & Body Series
Chicagoland Villages are working together to provide quarterly seminars that educate, bring awareness, and highlight the exceptional work at the leading dementia research centers being done related to brain and body health. The purpose of this series is to provide our community with information, interventions, techniques and tools that support us all at various levels of mental and physical health and wellness. Participating Villages include Chicago Hyde Park Village, South Loop Village, Skyline Village Chicago, and The Village Chicago.
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