May 16 — The Gardena Pioneer Project will present an educational seminar on Alzheimer’s Disease and arteriosclerosis at the Ken Nakaoka Center, 1700 West 162nd Street in Gardena from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will feature two speakers: Helena Chui, M.D., McCarron Professor and Chair of Neurology, U.S.C. Keck School of Medicine; and Kathy Martelli, M.A., Research Project Manager, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and U.S.C. Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Chui will present an overview of memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and arteriosclerosis, including a discussion on mild cognitive impairment and vascular risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes), stroke, heart attack and/or heart disease. She will also address causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Martelli will discuss the Aging Brain Research Study and explain the benefits of participating in this project that looks at changes in memory and thinking over time in people with vascular risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes), stroke, heart attack and/or heart disease. Those interested in participating in the project will have the opportunity to apply at the seminar.
The seminar is open to the public, admission is free, and no reservations are required. Translation will be provided for the Japanese-speaking. There will be free handouts on the material discussed. The speakers will be available to answer individual questions for a limited time at the end of the program. This event is co-sponsored by the Gardena Pioneer Project and the Senior Citizens’ Bureau of the City of Gardena. For further information, contact Karen Uyekawa at (213) 894-3235.