Is Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Possible?





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Published on Sep 26, 2012

Is Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Possible?

Dr. Jeffrey Burns will discuss recent findings and medical innovations that may make it possible to detect Alzheimer's disease in adults before memory problems begin.

He will explain how Alzheimer's disease changes the body and the brain as the disease progresses, and will share current theories on why some experts believe we may be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease through lifestyle changes.

About Our Speaker

Burns is the Edward H. Hashinger associate professor of neurology and the associate director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center. He also directs the Clinical and Translational Science Unit and is the associate director of the Heartland Unit for Neuroscience Trials.

Burns graduated with a degree in English and Japanese from the University of Notre Dame and attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

After medical school, Burns completed his residency in neurology at the University of Virginia followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Alzheimer Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis.

In 2009, Burns completed his masters of science in clinical research at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan.

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