Dr. Laura D. Baker, associate professor of internal medicine, neurology and public health sciences at Wake Forest University, will speak at this year’s free Community Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia.

Sponsored by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Nov. 2 at the Lexington Convention Center in the Bluegrass Ballroom.

The public is invited to attend. Shuttle service will be available from the parking lot.

Dr. Baker is the lead principal investigator of the U.S. POINTER (Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk) lifestyle intervention trial.

Also the ninth annual symposium, researchers and experts from the University of Kentucky and other institutions will come together to discuss the latest findings on dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and healthy brain aging.

Those include:

* Dr. Gregory Jicha, professor of neurology, College of Medicine and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging;

* Dr. Erin Abner, associate professor, College of Public Health and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging;

* Dr. Richard King, associate professor of neurology, College of Medicine and

* Kelly Parsons, social worker, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Clinic.

The free event is named for Dr. William Markesbury a world-renowned Alzheimer’s researcher and longtime director of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

Registration is required via the Sanders-Brown website or call 859-323-2997 or email hardin.stevens@uky.edu.