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BME Seminars - Carole Manning


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On Friday 23/01, we will have the pleasure of hosting a seminar by Carol Manning, Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Director of the Neurobehavioral Assessment Laboratory, Associate Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Manning is an active member of the Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease Treatment Teams at the University of Virginia and was recently appointed to the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission. The conference will take place between 1:30 pm and 3 pm at Arts et Métiers ParisTech (151 boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris) and will be held in the lecture theatre Fournel. The seminar topic will be “Mild Cognitive Impairment and Vascular Risk in an At-Risk Population”.

 


Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a diagnosis applied to elderly adults who demonstrate memory deficits that are below expectation for normal aging but not severe enough to warrant a diagnosis of dementia. The utility of the MCI diagnosis is evidenced by estimates that individuals with MCI are at greater risk for conversion to frank dementia.  African-Americans have high rates of vascular risk factors which are associated with increased rates of dementia. Little is also known about the relative importance of cumulative risk in relation to cognitive impairment, particularly in African Americans with high vascular comorbidities. This talk will discuss mild cognitive impairment, vascular risk factors, cognition, and demographic characteristics in a sample of African Americans  visiting their primary care physicians.
 


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