Past Event

Jonathan Canick: Aging and the Persistence of Mind

Thu, Sep 20 2012 - 6:00pm

Aging and the Persistence of Mind

Jonathan Canick, Member, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, California Pacific Medical Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Canick posits that aging is not simply a neurodegenerative process resulting in serious memory decline or cognitive loss. On the contrary: Some mental abilities actually improve and are only seen in the mature brain. In people with highly developed intellect, says Canick, assessment of cognitive problems is crucial because such problems are often overlooked. He will explain that understanding myths and aging bias, as well as pursuing activities that enhance cognition and stopping harmful actions, is essential for healthy and successful aging.

MLF: Humanities
Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond