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The Neuropsychology of Cognitive Aging and Dementia: A Road Map to Prevention and Treatment
October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
As our aging population continues to grow, health care providers must be prepared to address the prevalent health issues that seniors may experience like dementia and late-life depression. Elderly patients with memory disorders and behavioral health conditions often present unique and complex challenges, requiring integrated care delivered by specialized and trained professionals. Dr. Burrows will provide an update on successful cognitive aging, warning signs of dementia, and preventive approaches for dementia and cognitive decline.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT
Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.
PARKING AND BUILDING LOCATION
The best way to locate our building is to search 5025 Riverway Drive, Houston TX 77056 in your GPS and it should take you to the corner adjacent to our building.
Due to ongoing construction in our area, please refer to our Designated Program Parking Areas map for directions on where to park. Designated parking areas will be highlighted in blue. Please do not park in the areas highlighted in red.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Christina L. Burrows, PhD, Director, Brain and Behavioral Health Clinic, Assistant Professor of Neurology, McGovern Medical School, Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr. Burrows is the Director of the Brain and Behavioral Health Clinic and a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is licensed and credentialed in both Texas and California and has dedicated nearly 15 years working and training with prominent institutions such as University of California at San Diego, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Colorado, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego Healthcare System, Baylor College of Medicine, Sharp Rehabilitation Center, Advanced Neurobehavioral Health, and the Southern California Consortium for Advanced Training in Neuropsychology.
Dr. Burrows is an expert in diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders and dementia, depression, and other complex mental health and neuropsychological conditions. She regularly provides formal lectures and training for medical residents and fellows at UT and Baylor, as well as clinical graduate students from local institutions. Dr. Burrows has peer-reviewed publications and continues to engage in scholarly research in areas such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment-resistant depression, biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease, and outcomes of cognitive training in older adults at risk for dementia. Dr. Burrows is an ardent advocate for older adults’ and veterans’ care, and she serves as the Director of Health and Human Services for the Veterans Lions Club.