***MEDIA ADVISORY***

STAYING SHARP IN DEPEW:

BRAIN EXPERTS DISCUSS BRAIN HEALTH

AARP New York and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives are hosting Staying Sharp, a panel discussion and Q & A where people can ask noted experts about how to keep their brain young as they age on Saturday, September 28 in Depew.  Topics discussed will include brain health issues, how memory changes over time, and the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

A Brain Fair for all ages will follow the session, which will include information booths, demonstration tables, and hands-on activities.  The event is supported by a generous grant from the MetLife Foundation.

WHAT:           Staying Sharp, a free forum sponsored by AARP New York and the Dana Alliance

for Brain Initiatives

WHO:             400 Buffalo area residents age 50+

Moderator: Bill Armbruster, Associate State Director, AARP New York

Featured speakers:

Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorder Center, Univ. of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences/SUNY

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, FAAN, Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Neurology, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair, Univ. of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences/SUNY

Jessica J. Englert, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, DeGraff Memorial Hospital; Kaleida Health Department of Neurology

WHEN:           Saturday, September 28, 2013

Panel Discussion and Q&A: 10AM – 12PM
Brain Fair: 9 – 10AM and 12 – 1PM

WHERE:        Hearthstone Manor Ballroom

333 Dick Road

Depew, NY 14043

CONTACTS:  Chaunda Ball, 917-859-0029, cball@aarp.org; Erik Kriss, 518-360-9213, ekriss@aarp.org

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