Music and Dementia
In this video, watch a recording of our "Research Perspectives on Dementia: Music and Dementia" virtual program presented by the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute at CJE SeniorLife on November 24, 2021. Dr. Borna Bonakdarpour speaks about how music is processed in the brain and how music can help individuals with cognitive disorders. His research focuses on music as medicine and the clinical application and investigation of music interventions for those with neurologic dysfunction.
Dr. Borna Bonakdarpour, MD, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Neurology (Behavioral Neurology) | Northwestern University
Optimizing Dementia Care Through Better Conversations
It has been said that conversations are central to family life. Communication challenges and family system shifts in the face of cognitive changes can negatively impact quality of life for persons with dementia and their care partners. In this video, watch a recording of our "Research Perspectives on Dementia: Optimizing Dementia Care Through Better Conversations" virtual program presented by the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute at CJE SeniorLife on October 13, 2021. Dr. Roberts gives an overview the nature of communication changes in dementia and provides practical strategies for improving family conversations and meaningful connections.
Speaker: Angela Roberts, PhD Assistant Professor | Northwestern University Roxelyn and Richard Pepper School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Affiliated Northwestern University Cognitive Science Program; Department of Linguistics Principal Investigator: Language and Communication in Aging and Neurodegeneration Research Group Investigator, Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative
What's so Super about SuperAgers?
In this video, watch a recording of our "Research Perspectives on Dementia: What's so Super about SuperAgers?" virtual program presented by CJE's Leonard Schanfield Research Institute on August 26, 2021.
Dr. Emily Rogalski will share insights from the SuperAging research program at Northwestern University’s Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease that studies individuals 80+ who seem to resist age-related changes in memory.
Emily Rogalski, PhD
Professor | Northwestern University
Associate Director | Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer’s Disease Director | SuperAging Research Program | PPA Imaging & Interventions