St. John's Cognitive Health, in partnership with the University of
Wyoming’s Center on Aging, will host the fifth annual Cognitive
Health Speaker Series on June 16 and 17 at Teton County Library. This
year’s featured speaker is Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, Director of
the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
On Thursday, June 16, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Dr. Cummings will present "Use
It or Lose It: Evidence-Based Memory Retention Strategies." In this
program, Dr. Cummings will discuss lifestyle strategies, including physical
exercise and mental fitness, that are shown by research studies to help
maintain brain health and preserve memory.
On Friday, June 17, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, Dr. Cummings will present "There
is Hope: Research Advances in Memory Loss." This talk will focus
on new research on drugs in development that may prevent or delay the
onset of memory loss and help maintain cognitive function. These remarks
will be followed by an in-depth Q&A session with Dr. Cummings and
Martha Stearn, MD, Director of St. John's Cognitive Health.
Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Dr. Cummings is a world-renowned Alzheimer’s researcher and leader
of clinical trials. He has been recognized for his research and leadership
contributions in the field of Alzheimer’s disease through the Henderson
Award of the American Geriatrics Society (2006), the Research Award of
the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (2008),
and the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award of the national Alzheimer’s
Association (2008). In 2010, Dr. Cummings received the Distinguished Scientist
Award from the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. In 2011,
he was awarded a doctor of science from his alma mater, University of
Wyoming. He was featured in Gentleman’s Quarterly (June 2009) as
a “Rockstar of Science.”
The fifth annual Cognitive Health Speaker Series is presented by St. John's
Cognitive Health (SJCH), a service group of St. John's Medical Center
Physician Practices. SJCH provides assessment, treatment, and care planning
for those suffering from memory impairments. SJCH also provides support
services for families and caregivers.
Further details are available at cognitive.tetonhospital.org or by contacting
event coordinator Annie Riddell at 307 690 5284 or
Media Contact: Karen Connelly at 739-7390 or email
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clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
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