Tuesday, September 22, 2009
6:30-8:30 pm with discussion beginning at 7:00 followed by Q&A
Location: The Irregardless Café, 901 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh 833-8898
Memory problems have become increasingly common as our population ages. The fear of developing dementia is one of the greatest fears of most Americans. There can be memory changes as one grows older, but what determines if these changes are benign versus the beginning of a dementia process like Alzheimer’s disease? We will discuss types of memory, the neurobiological basis of memory, and ways to tell normal aging from the beginnings of significant memory loss. We will also discuss symptoms and treatment for people who have been diagnosed with dementia.
About the speaker:
Sandeep Vaishnavi, M.D., PhD serves as Medical Director at North Carolina Neuropsychiatry Clinic in Raleigh. Dr. Vaishnavi specializes in memory and memory disorders. He has been a fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital and as part of the Duke-GlaxoSmithKline Psychopharmacology program. He has also been nominated for and/or received both clinical and research awards from Duke Medical Center.