Cognitive Aging and Optimizing Cognitive Health
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According to the McKnight Brain Research Foundation website, “there is growing hope and expectation that it’s possible to maintain cognitive health later in life, allowing people to age independently and enjoy the benefits of a fuller life.” During this Momentum Discussion Podcast episode, Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the University at Buffalo’s Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Jacobs School, and Angelika Schlanger, PhD, executive director of the Foundation, will offer insights into brain health, cognitive health, and cognitive aging. They discuss how normal cognitive aging differs from changes in cognitive function due to dementia. Finally, they offer insights into how individuals can take steps to promote their brain health at any age.

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Allison Brashear, MD, MBA
Vice President for Health Sciences
Dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo

Angelika Schlanger, PHD
Executive Director, McKnight Brain Research Foundation

Jennifer Pettis, MS, RN, CNE
Director of Strategic Alliances, The Gerontological Society of America

This podcast episode is supported by Genentech, Lilly, Otsuka, and Eisai. Content was developed by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

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