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Science 4 Everyone to Host Free Public Talk on Dementia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 24, 2017) — This Wednesday, Science 4 Everyone KY will host a free public talk about dementia and neuroscience for a general audience.

"Using neuroscience to solve the next healthcare crisis — dementia" will be presented by Donna Wilcock, an associate professor in the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. The talk will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the William T. Young Library auditorium.

The lecture is designed to be accessible to everyone without sacrificing scientific accuracy. The event is free and open to the UK community and the public, and a Q&A session will follow the presentation. 

Wilcock is the Sweeney-Nelms Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research at UK. Her lab is interested in vascular cognitive impairment and dementia, which is the second-most common cause of dementia behind Alzhiemer's disease. 

Science for Everyone KY is a group of students from various colleges at UK led by Ribhu Kaul, a faculty member in the UK Department of Physics and Astronomy. The group works to organize and promote interest in a wide variety of basic sciences at UK to engage with the local community in the excitement of modern science research. For more information, visit their Facebook page or sign up for their email list

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