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Aging and the Normal Brain, Dr. Carol Barnes

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Published on Sep 10, 2014

With Dr. Carol Barnes, University of Arizona.

As a person ages, changes occur in all areas of the body – including the brain. Typically we identify memory loss as a sign of an aging brain. But when does forgetting cross the line from normal aging to something more serious? Dr. Barnes, a leading authority on how aging affects the brain, discusses how memory is changed during normal aging, as distinguished from pathological conditions.

The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus provides a forum where Members and staff can interact directly with preeminent researchers responsible for important scientific discoveries. Many of the stunning advances, made possible by NIH funding, highlighted in these presentations have led to improved understanding of the cause, treatment, and prevention of human disease.

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