Morning Pointe Foundation To Present Virtual Seminar On Sleep Related To Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Dr. Lauren Whitehurst, assistant professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Kentucky
Dr. Lauren Whitehurst, assistant professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Kentucky

The Morning Pointe Foundation, together with Dr. Lauren N. Whitehurst, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Kentucky specializing in cognitive neuroscience, will present “Getting a Good Night’s Rest: Sleep Implications for Healthy Aging,” a virtual Caregiver Café seminar and live question and answer period about the latest research on how sleep affects the brain as it ages. The program will be a free, registration-only event held online on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

To register, go to www.morningpointe.com/caregivercafe. The ongoing Morning Pointe Caregiver Café wellness series connects experts on senior living and care with those experiencing the physical and mental effects of aging.

In this seminar, Dr. Whitehurst will discuss the latest research into and answer live questions 
about the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and sleep; sleep’s role in compartmentalizing 
the important parts of an individual’s day, and how rest and sleep cleans and refreshes the brain
and body. “Over the last few years, research studies have made it increasingly clear that sleep is 
not just about feeling good and being ready for the day, but is also critical for our health and 
well-being, especially as we age,” said Dr. Whitehurst. “Decades of research suggests that sleep 
is valuable in supporting memory as we age. Sleep may also be important in the development of 
dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”

This virtual seminar is presented free-of-charge, but individuals must register at 
morningpointe.com/caregivercafe to attend.

“We are excited to have Dr. Whitehurst of the University of Kentucky present her research findings at our caregiver support event,” said Morning Pointe Foundation Director of Philanthropy Amy Clarke. “We look forward to learning about the different ways sleep correlates with aging and memory care."


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