Want to know more about the brain and Alzheimer’s? University of Texas offers new series

The University of Texas College of Natural Sciences has a new education series it’s calling “Brainstorms” all about the brain. The first one is Saturday, and it’s all about Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders.

“The Forgetting Brain” will feature Neuroscience Department Chair Michael Mauk talking about his own experience after his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and how it affects families.

 

Phylis Sanchez and Connie Andrews do a workout routine during The Gathering, an Alzheimer’s respite at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in 2015. Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

He’ll also share recent research developments and how researchers are now thinking about memory that might change the way Alzheimer’s is treated in the future. In Austin, Dell Medical School at UT and Seton Healthcare Family are now doing research on Alzheimer’s disease through a state-funded grant from the Texas Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders to participate in the Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium.

Mauk’s talk will be 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday in the Thompson Conference Center Auditorium, 2405 Robert Dedman Drive. (Find free parking in Lot 40.) You don’t have to RSVP to attend, but you can at http://txsci.net/utbrainstorms.

You also can sign up for future “Brainstorms” talks:

3:30 p.m. Oct. 14

6:30 p.m. Nov. 9

3:30 p.m. Jan. 27

6:30 p.m. Feb. 15

3:30 p.m. March 24

3:30 p.m. April 21

6:30 p.m. May 17