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Alzheimer's Talks: a free teleconference series offered by UsAgainstAlzheimer's Network covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community. To to sign up for upcoming teleconferences visit: www.usagainstalzheimers.org.
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Alzheimer's Talks - November 2017
This Alzheimer’s Talks call presented by UsAgainstAlzheimer's was in collaboration with our newly formed network, VeteransAgainstAlzheimer’s and was moderated by Shawn Taylor, Board Member at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and President of VA2. Our guest was Dr. David Cifu, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Senior TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Principal Investigator of the Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC).
Dr. Cifu gave an overview of the research being done at the VA, noting that veterans have a disproportionally higher rate of developing dementias; the goal is to better understand who will develop Alzheimer’s and try to reverse that trend. Dr. Cifu also shared what we all can be doing for better brain health.