Getting A Brain Boost: Exercise And A Healthy Brain with Dr. Art Hister

October 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

Does exercise help to keep your brain healthier?  Can it help improve cognitive function in those who have begun to experience cognitive difficulties?  Seniors with mild cognitive impairment develop Alzheimer's disease at much higher rates than those of the same age with sharper memories.  Join researcher Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose as she shares her latest research in this important area.

Moderator:  Dr. Art Hister

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and UBC, is Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and Director of the Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Function Laboratory at UBC.  She is a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Physical Activity, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience.  Her research program focuses broadly on defining the role of targeted exercise training to improve the health and quality of life of older adults.  In particular, her research program aims to optimize function among individuals who are most vulnerable to physical and cognitive decline.

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