In this Northern California Neuropsychology Forum presentation, cognitive aging and neurodegenerative disorders are discussed. Biological pathways associated with the normal aging process in addition to deficits following neurological events are explored. Participants will hear about the latest research on lifestyle variables that affect cognitive aging.
Joel Kramer, PsyD, is a neuropsychologist and director of the neuropsychology program at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
1. Describe the genetic, proteomic, vascular, and other biological pathways that include cognitive aging.
2. Be able to identify the full differential for older individuals who have cognitive complaints.
3. Be able to list at least three lifestyle variables that influence cognitive aging trajectories.