Seabrook Island Village is hosting an educational seminar to be led by Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Clinical Neuropsychologists Travis Turner, PhD, and Andrea Sartori, PhD, on Saturday, October 21, at the Lake House from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
Neurological disorders are among the leading causes of disability and death worldwide. Maintaining a healthy brain is a top priority in pursuing good overall health and longevity, especially for older adults.
Seabrook Island Village welcomes all Seabrook Island residents to attend this seminar to learn about brain health and what we can do to maintain it. Advance registration is required on our website.
During their presentation, Drs. Turner and Sartori will define brain health for various age groups (and “red flags” one may look for). They will describe available treatments for neurological disorders and what may be on the horizon plus current research (including studies underway at MUSC). They will also report on what is presently known about preventing and delaying the onset of cognitive impairment/dementia. Hard copies of their presentation slides will be available to all attendees upon arrival, and there will be time for questions at the end.
As clinical neuropsychologists, Drs. Turner and Sartori concentrate on the relationship between the brain and behavior. They evaluate patients who are experiencing cognitive and/or behavioral changes resulting from central nervous system disease or injury, like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, or other related conditions. Neuropsychologists at MUSC and similar medical institutions work closely with providers in neurology, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, and other medical disciplines to assist in proper diagnosis and help develop treatment plans for patients that may include medication, rehabilitation therapy or surgery.
(Funding for this program has been provided by the Town of Seabrook Island. Seabrook Island Village is grateful for the Town’s generous support.)
-Submitted by Lori Leary for Seabrook Island Village
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