Brain Health Forum on Nov. 6 – Outlook Newspapers –

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is hosting its sixth annual Brain Health Forum, to be held via Zoom webinar, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
Registration is required ahead of time to tune into the free series of talks, which are slated to address a variety of topics related to brain health, aging and diseases and the research behind them. The event is being presented by USC-VHH, the California Alzheimer’s Disease Centers at USC and Rancho Los Amigos, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at USC.
The program’s itinerary is as follows:
• 9 a.m., a welcome from Dr. Clifford Feldman, clinical director of the USC-VHH geropsychiatric program
• 9:10-9:45 a.m., “The Aging Brain from a Gerontological Perspective” by Dr. Seyed Parham Khalili, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine and geriatrics at Keck School of Medicine at USC
• 10:30-11:05 a.m., “Causes and Consequences of Poor Sleep in the Elderly” by Dr. Raj Dasgupta, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Keck School of Medicine
• 11:05-11:40 a.m., “Emerging Treatments for Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss” by Dr. Lon Schneider, chair of psychiatry and neuroscience at Keck School of Medicine
• 11:45 a.m.-noon, “Participating in Research” by Alice Gunderson, a brain research study liaison with the USC/Rancho Los Amigos Geriatric Neurobehavior and Alzheimer Center
• Noon-12:15-p.m., “Community Resources as We Age” by Adria Navarro, program manager of the USC-VHH Community Resource Center for Aging
To register for the program, visit or contact Gunderson at (323) 442-6062.

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