Health & Medicine

Alzheimer’s Center presents lecture on aging brains

Findings of “The 90+ Study” – research into the lives and brains of America’s “oldest old,” people who are 90 and older – are the focus of the Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on Thursday at the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Sacramento.

Claudia Kawas, a geriatric neurologist at UC Irvine and a longtime researcher on aging and dementia, will present the lecture, which is based on her research at a retirement community in Southern California. People 90 and older are the fastest growing segment of the American public, and Kawas’ research looks at their extraordinary longevity as well as factors impacting disability and dementia in that group.

The lecture is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Reservations are required by calling (916) 734-5728.

– Anita Creamer