Join the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging for the Sixth Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia Nov. 4-5.

This two-day program will offer sessions for both the scientific and community audience. Clinicians and researchers from the University of Kentucky and other institutions will come together to share current findings, trends and latest updates on dementia and aging disorders, particularly as related to Alzheimer’s disease.

The public is invited to attend this free informational program on Saturday at the Bluegrass Ballroom, Lexington Convention Center, 430 West Vine Street. Participants must register. Call 859-323-6040 or visit

The symposium will kick off at 8:30a.m. with check-in and continental breakfast.

The program will include two keynote speaker presentations and a panel discussion featuring national and local experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research, treatment, and caregiving. Free parking in the High Street parking lot.

Here’s the schedule:

8:30 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast. The Community Session starts with a welcome followed by invited speakers and Center on Aging faculty presentations.  The Symposium is scheduled to end at noon.

Speakers and topics are:

Improving Memory and Brain Health, Dr. Gary W Small, Los Angeles, CA

Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging, Director, UCLA Longevity Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Care for the Caregiver, Dr. Gary Austrom, Indianapolis, IN. Wesley P. Martin Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Education; Director Education Core, Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center.

Panel Discussion: Brain Health and Aging including Dr. Mary Austrom, Dr. Gregory Jicha and Marie Smart.