Challenges of Aging Presentation at St. Ambrose Nov. 12


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Press release submitted by Linda Hirsch


PSYCHOLOGIST TO SPEAK AT ST. AMBROSE ABOUT ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF OUR AGING POPULATION

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Dr. Steven Anderson, a clinical neuropsychologist and faculty member in the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, will speak at St. Ambrose University about "The Essential Role of Psychology in Addressing the Challenges of our Aging Population" at 7:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12. The event will be held at the Rogalski Center, and is open to the public free of charge.

Anderson's presentation will focus on some of the most important challenges stemming from aging of the mind and brain. He will talk about ongoing research focused on optimizing functional abilities in aging, and ways of reducing the safety risk of older drivers. He also will address the essential need for a new generation of scientists and clinicians with expertise in the aging mind and brain within the public health system.

Anderson is director of the University of Iowa Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Laboratory. He also serves on the faculty of UI's neuroscience program, and is a founding member of the new Aging Mind and Brain Initiative at the university.

The St. Ambrose Psychology Department and the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology are sponsoring the event.

The Rogalski Center is located on the St. Ambrose campus near the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street.

For more information contact Judy Correa Kaiser, PhD, St. Ambrose professor of psychology at correakaiserjudym@sau.edu, or 563/333-6430.












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