Buff your Brain: Boosting your Cognitive Reserve
Cognitive reserve is a theory that has been put forward to explain why certain individuals with full Alzheimer's disease pathology can live normal lives while others with the same amount of plaques and tangles are totally debilitated by severe symptoms. A growing body of research indicates that lifetime experiences can influence whether we develop symptoms and stimulating activities can help build cognitive reserve. With May being the European Month of the Brain, the Alchemist Cafe have put together a panel in association with the NEIL Programme at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. The talk is FREE for all to attend.
The panel for the evening will consist of Professor Brian Lawlor, Consultant Psychiatrist at St James Hospital and Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at TCD, Dr Sabina Brennan, a research psychologist specializing in cognitive ageing at TCIN and Yaakov Stern, professor of clinical neuropsychology at Columbia University New York and leading proponent of the theory of cognitive reserve.
This event is hosted by the Alchemist Café Dublin: http://www.alchemistcafedublin.com/