Title

Open Heart Surgery as a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline

Date

5-28-2015 2:25 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 2:40 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Janet Roberts

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are neurological degenerative disorders affecting millions of people, but much remains unknown regarding these fascinating yet debilitating cognitive conditions. With the advent of the aging baby boomer generation and the prevalence of memory and cognition disorders in the U.S., more research is needed in order to provide essential care for this growing population. One question that warrants attention is the apparent correlation between open heart surgery and cognitive disorders such as dementia and AD. To put faces behind the research, a case study is presented which brings to life a mother’s personal journey with dementia.

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May 28th, 2:25 PM May 28th, 2:40 PM

Open Heart Surgery as a Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are neurological degenerative disorders affecting millions of people, but much remains unknown regarding these fascinating yet debilitating cognitive conditions. With the advent of the aging baby boomer generation and the prevalence of memory and cognition disorders in the U.S., more research is needed in order to provide essential care for this growing population. One question that warrants attention is the apparent correlation between open heart surgery and cognitive disorders such as dementia and AD. To put faces behind the research, a case study is presented which brings to life a mother’s personal journey with dementia.