The annual symposium features presentations from national experts on issues related to various aspects of aging and also provides the opportunity for community organizations and Clemson University to create partnerships to support engaged aging. As this year’s host, the MUSC Center on Aging is pleased to announce the Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Nicolas Bazan. Bazan is internationally recognized for his contributions to neuroscience and research in vision and ophthalmology, as well as an author, educator, mentor, developer, music enthusiast, and art lover. His novel, Una Vida, was adapted into the award winning lm, Of Mind and Music, which was a large part of the inspiration for this year’s theme on sensory systems.
Date: February 26, 2016
Location: Marriott Hotel, Loockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC
Time: 7:30a - 5:30p
Registration Deadline: February 10, 2016
For Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Institute for Engaged Aging hosted an important discussion about providing support for family caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn what you can do to provide support to these caregivers. If you are a caregiver, find out about resources that are available to help you. View the video, Caring for Others, Caring for Self
Dr. Cheryl Dye discusses how she has created a nexus between her work as a public health professor teaching a course in older adult health, mentoring undergraduate students in a multi-semester Creative Inquiry project, and conducting research in collaboration with a hospital memory health program to promote the cognitive health of those with dementia and their caregivers. Her five-session program for caregivers and their care recipients was originally offered in a clinical setting and has now spread to community-based settings like retirement communities and churches. Goals of the program are to provide cognitively and socially stimulating activities to those in early to middle-stage dementia and to provide stress management activities and social support activities to their caregivers. View the video, Memory Health: Caring for Self, Caring for Others
Part of the Institute's mission to facilitate engaged aging is through offering symposia, trainings, workshops and courses for practitioners and community members. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute leads the efforts to provide courses for older adults in the community.