“Depression in Alzheimer’s disease: cause or consequence” is the topic of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s June 2016 Community Discovery Lecture Series presentation.
The lecture will be presented by Scott Mackin, associate professor of psychiatry at UC San Francisco. Mackin researchers structural and functional brain abnormalities associated with accelerated cognitive decline in older adults with depression. He will explore major depression as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, current findings associating depressive symptoms and cognitive decline, and implications for treatment of depression in older adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
The lecture will be held on Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Reservations are required. To RSVP or for more information, please call 916-734-5728.
The Community Discovery Lecture Series is sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living, Revere Court Memory Care, Aegis Living of Carmichael, Eskaton, Norwood Pines Alzheimer’s Care Center and the Alzheimer’s Aid Society.
The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s goal is to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and treatment for patients while focusing on the long-term goal of finding a way to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease.
For more information, visit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/alzheimers/