Free Public Webinar on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease, Presented by World Renowned Aging and Memory Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. Gary Small
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects six million people in the United States and Canada.
Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute and directs the Memory and Aging Research Center and the UCLA Center on Longevity. He is one of the world’s leading experts on brain science and has published numerous books and articles. His research, supported by the National Institute of Health, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. For his work in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging, Scientific American magazine named him one of the world's leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small is a trusted expert in the field of Alzheimer’s research, lecturing around the world and frequently appearing on The Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS and CNN. In addition, he has written six books, including the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program and The New York Times best seller The Memory Bible.
Dr. Small lectures extensively throughout the world and has been a spokesperson for numerous organizations. He has been a featured lecturer at the national meetings of numerous organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, American Psychiatric Association, American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Directors Association, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, and many others. Small also frequently advises executives and managers in major corporations, such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Lilly, Forest, Novartis, Merck, Dupont, Siemens, Radica and Mattel.
Dr. Small invented the first brain scan that allows doctors to see the physical evidence of brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease in living people. Among his numerous breakthrough research studies, he now leads a team of neuroscientists who are demonstrating that exposure to computer technology causes rapid and profound changes in brain neural circuitry.
In addition to his work on brain science, Dr. Small has over 20 years of extensive clinical experience in treating young adult, middle-aged, and older individuals as a practicing psychiatrist, having received his clinical training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Small also helped to develop a new hand-held brain game with Radica, an electronic gaming company acquired by Mattel in 2006, to compete with Nintendo’s Brain Age.
Dr. Small was also the recipient of the 2012 Kathy N. Johnson Award Achievement Award. Developed by Home Care Assistance to recognize leaders who are making meaningful and groundbreaking contributions in the areas of healthy longevity and aging, Dr. Small was honored with this award at the company’s Annual Convention for his innovative approach to Alzheimer’s prevention and care.