Brown Bag Lunch: Early Dementia vs. Normal Aging and the Neuroscience of Brain Health
Location: Mass School of Law, Andover, Mass.
Topic: Early Dementia vs. Normal Aging and the Neuroscience of Brain Health (Approved for 1 CFP CE)
Speaker: Karen Postal Ph.D. ABPP-CN, Neuropsychologist
Company: Neuropsychology Consultants
Description: What is the difference between normal, age associated memory loss and early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease? This program will include discussion of memory and cognitive changes common in aging, signs of early Alzheimer Disease, the process of diagnosing cognitive deficits, and the neuroscience of healthy brain aging.
Bio: Karen Postal is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and pediatric neuropsychology. She is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and a past president of the Massachusetts Psychological Association and Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society.
Dr. Postal has a lifespan private practice dedicated to helping people think better in school, at work, and throughout later life. She is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical school where she teaches postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology. Her research focuses on helping clinicians and neuroscientists improve communication with patients and the general public.
She is the author of Feedback that Sticks: the Art of Communicating Neuropsychological Assessment Results, and (in press) Testimony That Sticks: the Art of Communicating Neuropsychology and Psychology to Juries.