Area Conferences

OASISMemory and Aging: What's Normal and What's Not / The Elegance of Aging

Every time we forget a name or can't find the car keys, we worry that we are on the path to developing Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Brangman will review normal memory changes that happen, as we get older, as well as those changes that may indicate a serious problem. She will also discuss actions that we can take now to help us age with our minds intact.

When: Monday, January 27th, 2014, 10am-12 noon
Where: OASIS Lecture Hall, 6333 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057
Cost: Free

OASISIt's Not Easy Being Gray: What Geriatricians Can Do to Help

Did you ever wonder if you would benefit from making a geriatrician part of your health care team? We will discuss how to ensure health issues are addressed as you age. Aging is a complicated process that can benefit from a specialist assessing mental health, medications, physical changes, chronic health issues and memory. How do you prepare for an appointment with a geriatrician to get the most out of the visit? What should you expect to take place? What health care professionals work in a geriatric office? Should you bring someone with you? What should be done with acquired information after the visit? How do aging adults put together the best health care team to address their needs?

When: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014, 10am-12 noon
Where: OASIS Lecture Hall, 6333 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057
Cost: Free

Dementia in the workplace

Sharon Brangman, MD

Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman describes the differences between normal aging and memory loss and what could signal the signs of an early dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. With the current economic times, and people working longer, Dr. Brangman talks about how this may affect the workplace, and how to proceed if you have a concern about yourself or a coworker.

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Join the conversation on The Great Challenges of Health and Medicine

Sharon A. Brangman, MD, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of Geriatrics at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY is participating in TEDMED's 20 Great Challenges of Health and Medicine.

How can we manage complex, widespread health and medical issues like improving end-of-life care and managing our obesity epidemic? A critical first step is to gather knowledge and ideas from all of us with a passion for improving our future. TEDMED has launched an interactive web site where visitors can learn more about the 20 top Great Challenges of 2012, share ideas and comments, and ask questions from health leaders as part of TEDMED's Great Challenges program.

Dr Brangman answers a series of questions on "Preparing for the Dementia Tsunami."

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