HUMANIST COMMUNITY GATHERING: Is “Normal Brain Aging” Actually Normal?

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First Unitarian Society

900 Mount Curve Ave Minneapolis · Minneapolis, MN

How to find us

We meet in the Social Hall on the second level. Street parking is available near the south entrance on Mt. Curve Ave. and near the north entrance on Groveland Ave. The #6 and #4 buses run along the Hennepin-Lyndale corridor, a block and a half away.

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All welcome! Childcare available upon request. Join us at 3pm for coffee, intros, and announcements; our featured presentation with guest speaker, Dr. Lisa James, begins at 3:15pm; discussion to follow. Social hour begins around 4:30 with nibbles and drinks.

In her presentation, “Brain Health Across the Lifespan,” Dr. James will discuss research on healthy brain aging, highlighting her recent findings from the Minnesota Brain Resilience Initiative that certain specific immunity genes prevent brain decline with age. She will describe the implications of her work in terms of specific factors that contribute to brain decline and, conversely, encouraging possibilities for keeping our brains healthy.

If you need childcare, please contact Audrey at [masked] no later than November 12th to reserve space.

Lisa James, PhD, holds the Kunin Professorship Chair of Women’s Healthy Brain Aging – a collaboration of the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. She conducts research on brain aging in women to determine the conditions and environments that best promote healthy brain aging in women.