On April 26, 2017, we will be having a Memory, Stress and Aging Workshop, featuring Professor Margaret Gatz, Professor of Psychology and Gerontology. The workshop will focus on changes in memory that we experience with age, which factors may heighten or lessen memory lapses, how stress plays into memory, and evidence-based recommendations for maintaining cognitive and psychological health as we age.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 PM
University Religious Center
835 West 34th Street, URC 104
University Park Campus
To RSVP, go to http://bit.ly/Memory4-26-17 or call (213) 740-7122.
Parking is available in Structure D—courtesy for USC retirees with Gold Card; all others $12.
Margaret Gatz is Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at USC and Foreign Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. She is presently working as a research scientist at the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research. Her primary area of research is the mental health of older adults. Amongst other projects, she directs the Study of Dementia in Swedish Twins. By studying twin pairs who are discordant for Alzheimer’s disease, that is, where one twin develops dementia but the other does not, it is possible to study environmental factors while controlling for genetic liability. This design lets us identify risk and protective factors that might explain the disease and lead to ways promote cognitive health in older adults.