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Past Events

Aging 101

Eugene Barrett, MD, PhD-October 13, 2009

"How Do We Avoid Diabetes and its Complications As We Age?"
Dr. Barrett, Director of the University of Virginia Diabetes Center, discusses the effect of a healthy lifestyle on preventing diabetes, along with medications to prevent complications.

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Dr. Kevin Lee-March 3, 2009

"Strategies for Avoiding and Surviving a Stroke"
Strokes can have devastating consequences, including long-term disability and death. The possibility of having a stroke increases substantially in the aging population; consequently, stroke has become an increasingly important biomedical and societal issue as our general population ages. Dr. Kevin Lee (the Harrison Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience) will present current information on causes, preventative measures, and treatments for stroke.

Dr. Jonathan Evans and Brenda Wilson ," Navigating the Health Care System".

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Click here for Wilson Powerpoint presentation

Dr. Heidi Scrable and Members of the UVa Department of Neuroscience, "Youthful Brain Initiative"

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Drs. Tullmann and Karen Rose, “Who Am I? Where am I? Facts and Fears about Dementia and Delirium.”, Click here for Powerpoint presentation.

Drs. David Geldmacher and Carol Manning, “Dementia,

available on CD by request

Drs. Eugene Barrett and Casey Kerrigan, “Body Aging,”

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Drs. Gene Block and Barry Condron, “Brain Aging”

Audio available from U.Va. Podcast site

Drs. Glen Elder and Steven Nock, “World War II: A Cataclysm of Change.”

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Distinguished Speaker Series

Virginia Morris-March 10, 2010

Author of the national bestseller How to Care for Aging Parents, winner of the Best Books for Life Award. This Virginia Festival of the Book 2010 event is being hosted by the UVA Institute on Aging and The Senior Center and sponsored by Genworth Financial.  
"Our Parents, Our Selves: The Later Years" 
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Elinor Ginzler, Senior Vice President for Livable Communities, AAPR "Livable Communities: Opportunities for Successful Aging"

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Dr. William Evans, "Another Good Reason to Exercise: Understanding and Preventing Age Related Muscle Loss and Weight Gain"

Seniors Get Stronger at Fitness Outreach Event, Active Aging Discussed at ACAC

Dr. Julian F. Thayer, "To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Stress, Sleep, and Aging"

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Dr. Nancy Pederson, “Still Heritable after All those Years? The Changing Role of Genes in Cognitive Aging and Dementia.

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Dr. John Rowe, “Successful Aging: Recent Findings and Implications for an Aging Society”

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Conferences, symposia and workshops

Understanding and Implementing Virginia's Revised Health Care Decision Act

October 22, 2009
Watch for videocast coming soon.

Richard Bonnie-overview

Conference on Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders

Darden School of Business-June 20, 2009
The conference will feature Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, the new Vice President and Dean of the U.Va. School of Medicine.  Dr. DeKosky is a preeminent expert on “translational” research which brings knowledge more quickly from the research lab to patients’ bedsides.  Dr. Gary Small, Director of the UCLA Center on Aging and the author of the bestselling book The Memory Bible will deliver a major talk on breakthrough technologies allowing physicians to detect Alzheimer’s years before patients start showing symptoms.

Community Based Research Forum

John Paul Jones Arena Sandridge Hall, Charlottesville
Monday, April 6, 2009 at 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Presentations on the newest projects including EcoMOD, an award-winning program for affordable and sustainable housing, the Community Food System Program to bring locally-grown foods to area seniors, and enhancement of psychological well-being through understanding of anxiety disorders;
• Keynote address by Thomas Skalak, Vice President for Research, University of Virginia;
• Poster session featuring leading-edge research in aging, including aging assistive technologies and senior driving safety;
• Networking reception (from 3:00 - 4:00 pm) to encourage new partnerships and approaches.

Dozens of seniors attended a forum on aging in Charlottesville Monday. Attendees learned about everything from how they age to how to stay healthy in the process.

Exploring Voting Among Citizens in Long-Term Care in Virginia.

  • A One-Day Conference held at the University of Virginia Sponsored by the UVA Institute on Aging
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    Dr. Drew Leder, Zev Paiss, Dene Peterson, "Crafting Intentional Communities: Cooperating Along Life’s Journey". A symposium on exploring ways to live, grow and age in Community.


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