Dementia and Aging
Date/Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Type: Special Interest Group
Area: Dementia and Aging
Room: Regency V
Chair: Jennifer Whitwell, PhD – Mayo Clinic Co-Chair: Eric McDade, DO – University of Pittsburgh Age related neurodegenerative dementias comprise a wide range of syndromes. However, between different syndromes there are shared pathologies and likely shared mechanisms leading to the development of distinct diseases, yet, within diseases a significant variability in phenotypic expression. The 2018 Dementia and Aging SIG will highlight work exploring common mechanisms leading to the development of proteopathies with aging, the non-random distribution and progression of pathology, and the complex genetic risks that contribute to the development of dementia and the differences in clinical symptoms within specific dementias.
Understand the role autophagy plays in neurodegenerative disease.
Discuss current hypothesized mechanisms that proteins spread through the brain.
Understand the complex genetic risks that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.