At 6:00 pm on February 28 UNT Libraries and the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association are hosting a discussion of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the Willis Library Forum. Speakers include Meharvan Singh, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the UNT Health Science Center, speaking on the current state of Alzheimer’s research and where it is headed. Bert Hayslip, Regents Professor in the Department of Psychology, will discuss caregiving for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Kyle Page, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology, will talk about his research into the fear of dementia.
In addition to the speakers, staff from Arden Courts, a memory care community in Arlington, will be offering a virtual dementia experience in Room 035 on the lower level of Willis Library from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. This activity will allow participants to experience both the physical symptoms of age and the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will have a representative present with literature about services available in the area.
To learn more, see the article in UNT News: UNT Libraries to present UNT Speaks Out on Alzheimer’s and dementia.