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Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Dr. Gary Small of UCLA on Jan. 14

Free community health care program to address memory and brain health

Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series on Jan. 14 with a presentation by Dr. Gary Small, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine.

Free and open to the public, Small’s presentation, entitled “Strategies for Improving Memory and Brain Health,” will discuss the common memory complaints associated with aging and how to differentiate them from more serious conditions. He will also highlight how exercise, diet, stress management and memory methods can compensate for cognitive challenges and even stave off future symptoms of dementia.

The program will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Registration is requested by calling 239-433-7936.

Small is a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, as well as a Parlow-Solomon professor on aging, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he is also director of the UCLA Longevity Center. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications, as well as the international bestseller, “The Memory Bible.” Small’s research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine and Newsweek, in addition to numerous television programs such as NBC’s Today Show, CNN and PBS. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Jack Weinberg Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the Senior Investigator Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. In 2002, Scientific American magazine named Small one of the world’s top 50 innovators in science and technology.

Shell Point’s 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries is a community speaker series designed to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and health care practice.

About Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,500 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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