The Aging Mind (SC 215)

SC 215           THE AGING MIND

OLLI is very fortunate to have the support of experts from various medical fields at UCI. This program concentrates on limitations and improvements on working memory as well as the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Monday, May 15: Working (Out) Your Memory

Working memory is an essential system that underlies the performance of virtually all complex cognitive activities. Working memory skills are crucial for our general ability to learn and acquire new knowledge, and furthermore, they are among the mental functions that decline as a function of age.  The main focus of this lab has been to understand the nature of working memory limitations, and the extent to which working memory skills can be improved with experience and training.  To do so, the presenter’s lab has developed various computer-based interventions to target working memory skills in populations across the lifespan.  Our presenter will describe this very unique lab.  Several OLLI members are participating in the program

PRESENTER: Susanne Jaeggi, Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Univ. Bern, Switzerland, Ph.D. Neuroscience, Univ. Bern, Switzerland, Director of Working Memory & Plasticity Lab, UCI.

Class Presentation: The Aging Mind SC 215

Tuesday, May 23: Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Intervention and New Findings

In this class we will review the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), analyze the different stages of AD including early onset, summarize current screening/ testing/ imaging mechanisms used to diagnose AD, evaluate the advances in current and future treatment protocols, assess current clinical studies and research, and recommend resources for caregivers of AD patients.

PRESENTER: Szofia Bullain, M.D. Fellow in Geriatric Neurology and Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology, UCI.

Class Presentation: The Aging Mind-Alzheimers


Monday May 15

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Tuesday, May 23

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon


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