Alzheimer's day logoUTHealth presents World Alzheimer’s Day: Increasing Awareness in Our Community Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The public is invited to attend this free panel discussion at the Cooley Center, 7440 Cambridge St.

The event, noon – 1:15 p.m., is presented by the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lectureship and is supported by the Consortium on Aging, the UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Panel members will discuss recent innovations in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and advances in treating and managing behavioral disturbances as well as multidisciplinary models of care. Speakers include Dr. Jessica Lee, assistant professor of geriatric and palliative medicine; Dr. Paul Schulz, professor of neurology; Dr. Breno Diniz, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; and Dr. Carmel Dyer, Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology, Nancy P. & Vincent F. Guinee, M.D. Distinguished Chair.

CME, CNE, and CEU credits will be available.

Register online at http://bit.ly/uthealthworldalzheimersday