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Release: Nov. 13, 2001
Public invited to Nov. 29 seminar on dementia
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa
Health Care experts discuss, "Is It Dementia or Normal Aging?" at
a free community seminar 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Clarion Conference
Center, 1220 First Ave., Coralville.
This program is part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series
presented by UI Health Care.
This program will present a comprehensive overview of dementia and will
include discussion of:
-- What is dementia?
-- What are the signs of dementia?
-- What are the causes of dementia?
-- What does the latest research on dementia show?
The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Presenters are Steven W. Anderson, Ph.D., UI assistant professor of neurology,
and Susan K. Schultz, M.D., UI associate professor of psychiatry.
Dementia is a term for a loss of memory affecting motion, speech, organization
There are many physical reasons for dementia. While age itself does not
cause dementia, it is more common among the elderly, but also can develop
in people in their forties or fifties.
The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. Other causes of
dementia may include stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Huntingtons Disease,
brain injury and depression.
Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. For more information or
to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free at (800) 777-8442.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit
UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.