Healthy Brain Aging: Sept 9
Dr. Leah Hanson will present her research on brain aging and dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. She will discuss education on treatment, research finding and prevention of dementia..
Dr. Leah Hanson is the Senior Director of Neuroscience Research at HealthPartners Institute and Co-Director of Research at HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging. She has her B.S. in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota. For over 15 years, Dr. Hanson’s research has focused on development of novel therapies for the treatment and prevention of neurologic disease.
Dr. Hanson is the principle investigator of the Minnesota Memory Project, a study of how memory and brain function change with aging and how this change is related to lifestyle factors including stress, exercise, and mental health. She has also served as an investigator on numerous clinical trials, including intranasal insulin therapies, as well as non-pharmacologic interventions including a multi-domain lifestyle intervention for the maintenance of cognitive function and mindfulness-based stress reduction in caregivers. Currently, she is the site PI for the NIA-funded Aging Initiative, which is a collaboration between the Health Care System Research Network and the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers to create a national resource to advance an interdisciplinary research agenda focused on older adults with multiple chronic conditions.
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