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Phoenix- Science Discussion: "Age-associated Neurodegenerative Diseases"

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Topic: Age-associated Neurodegenerative Diseases

Speakers: Lih-Fen Lue PhD, Senior Scientist/Professor, Director of Laboratory of Neuroregeneration, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, Arizona

Discussion: Soothing the Inflamed Brain; Alleviating Neuroinflammation to Extinguish Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases


We all experience moments of forgetfulness (at the refrigerator, where we parked, acclimating to new technology), but what you may not know is that during the aging process, memory loss and learning ability are the first brain functions to decline. Aging is inevitable, but is it possible to slow down these gradual losses of brain function that accompany getting older? Are age-associated neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's preventable? What can we do to take better care of our brains? In this talk, we discuss the concept of brain inflammation and how it could be key in slowing down aging-related degeneration and disease. We also address how making practical choices in lifestyle, diet, and "brain exercise" can change adverse processes.


Meeting Place: The person at the info. desk will direct you to the lecture hall.

Lecture duration is from 6pm - 7pm.
Validated parking (>$3) in the "Heritage Square Parking Lot" (SE corner 5th St and Monroe St, one block south of Van Buren St). Disregard any outside signs stating "$12 Event Parking".
Admission to the discussion is free. The discussion/lecture begins after the museum section closes.

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Note: I am unable to attend, have fun! -Karen (event host)

Event Description: The "New Frontiers in Medical Science" discussion series brings together leaders in science and engineering with members of the community to discuss how biotechnology and medicine are changing the present and future.

Presented by: AZ Science Ctr, 4th Thur of the month, Sept-May.

Educators earn one hour of professional development for each lecture attended.