Glen Campbell’s doctor will address Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia
The Fifth Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia will take place Nov. 20-21. This two-day program will offer sessions for 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. Events are free and open to the public, however you must register to attend.
Keynote speakers will address the latest in Alzheimer’s disease, present their research findings and answer questions from the audience.
Invited speakers include:
Dr. Samuel Gandy, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who will speak Friday and Dr. Ronald C. Petersen, Director of the Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Mayo Medical School who will speak Saturday.
And speakers Dr. Steven Estus, Dr. Mark Lovell, Dr. Richard Kryscio and Dr. Elizabeth Head, all of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, will give an update on research at the center.
Petersen, who diagnosed and/or treated both Glen Campbell and Ronald Reagan, will speak Saturday. His topic for the Saturday community session is “How early can we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease?”
He will answer this question on Saturday using a case study of a woman with no family history of AD who was diagnosed as a 53 year old. He also plans to share a clip from the film, Glen Campbell: I’ll be me to illustrate the complexity of this disease and the importance of a support system for AD patients.