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

Friday, September 24, 2021

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 
www.morningpointe.com/caregivercafe to attend.

“Dr. Lauren Whitehurst is well-known in the field of neuroscience and sleep implications related to memory care, and we are delighted that she will be sharing her wealth of knowledge on how to get a better night’s rest,” said Audra Hopkins, executive director of the Morning Pointe Foundation. “Sleep is an important part of daily renewal of the mind, body and spirit, and it’s important to acknowledge its role in memory care."


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