The Aging Brain and Alzheimer’s Disease: Let’s Talk About Your Brain

The Franklin Institute

MARCH 11, 2015
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join experts in aging and Alzheimer’s disease from the Penn Memory Center for an evening at the Franklin Institute. We’ll discuss the aging brain, Alzheimer’s disease and the impact it has on families and communities.

Presenters include:

John Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Institute on Aging and Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania

Felicia Greenfield, L.C.S.W.
Associate Director for Clinical and Research Operations, Penn Memory Center, University of Pennsylvania

Staff from the Penn Memory Center will be on hand talk about our programs and services including PENN Care Management (our geriatric care management program), Cognitive Fitness, research opportunities and more.

Ticket Prices:
Free for Franklin Institute members
$5.00 for non-members

For more information, click here. To register for this event, please call 215-448-1200.


Neuroscience Public Lecture: “Degeneration in the Aging Brain”

March 12, 2105

The students of the Penn Neuroscience Graduate Group are hosting a Neuroscience Public Lecture entitled “Degeneration in the Aging Brain,” on Thursday, March 12th in Smilow Auditorium at 6:30pm. This FREE event will feature 3 fifteen minute TED-style talks from Penn Neuroscience faculty Virginia Lee, Alice Chen-Plotkin, and Harry Ischiropoulos. A reception will follow.

Registration and more information can be found here (

Date: Thursday, March 12th, 6:30pm (Check-in begins at 6pm)
Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Auditorium, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104


PMC Presentations at Surrey Services for Seniors

Penn Memory Center clinicians will speak at Surrey Services for Seniors on the third Fridays in the months of February, March, April, and May 2015. Talks will include an overview of brain aging, a discussion on diagnosing memory, healthy brain aging, and caregiver issues.

Surrey Services for Seniors  is a non-profit organization offering comprehensive resources, services and activities in Broomall, Devon, Haverford and Media, PA. Their mission is to help older adults live at home with independence and dignity and continue as active members of the community.

Please register for these lectures online at

Following is the schedule of talks that Penn Memory Center clinicians will deliver:


Friday, February 20, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Conundrums in Research on the Aging Mind, Steven E. Arnold, MD

Changes in memory and thinking across the lifespan and the challenges in understanding why some people show cognitive decline and dementia where others live well into later life with a sharp memory and mind.


Friday, March 20, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

How Early Can We Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease?, David Wolk, MD

How do we currently diagnose conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease and how can we do so earlier?  We will review current practice and the new tools that are allowing us to detect Alzheimer’s Disease at earlier stages.


Friday, April 17, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.

Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Fitness: a Proactive Approach, Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton, Ph.D.

How can we maximize our cognitive health as we age? We will review the changes expected with typical aging and how we can use compensatory strategies and changes in behavior to maintain cognitive health.


Friday, May 15, 2015 from 9:30  a.m. – 11:00 a.m 

Caring for the Dementia Caregiver: Promoting self-care to achieve better outcomes for the person with dementia, Felicia Greenfield, LCSW

Family caregivers of people with dementia are at increased risk of adverse health including increased stress, anxiety and depression. Self-care for the caregiver is essential for improving not only the health and well-being of the caregiver, but of the person with dementia as well.


The Penn Memory Center will have information about programs, services and research participation on site.

Lectures are free to the public and are held at:

Surrey Services for Seniors

60 Chestnut Avenue

Devon, PA 19333


Please register for these lectures online at