Lecture program - Winter 2021
All lectures will be online.
Sunday, April 25
Unpacking Dementia: Update & Overview - News You Can Use
Dr. Robert Harbaugh, M.D., Neurologist
The dementia epidemic will emerge as the “climate change” of human health during the remainder of this century. Dr. Harbaugh explains the exact meaning of “dementia” and how we should conceptualize this complex set of life altering disorders. He gives an overview of basic concepts, including normal brain aging, why now the worldwide epidemic of dementia, the spectrum of manifestations of common dementias, and briefly reviews the classification of dementia subtypes. He will also discuss the basics of routine medical evaluation. Lastly, Dr. Harbaugh investigates the latest disease-modifying interventions as well as reviews major rethinking about the complex “causes” of dementia.