The South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road in Mableton, will have a free presentation on memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s on May 30 at 11 a.m.

The speaker is Dr. Monica W. Parker of the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory University. She is a geriatric physician who encourages families and communities to address the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. She advocates healthy nutrition and exercise for all ages for better brain health later in life.

She also encourages early diagnosis to ensure treatment options are considered to reduce symptoms, give families the opportunity to develop long-term healthcare and financial plans and establish a support network.

Dr. Parker leads the Minority Engagement Core, one of six cores of the Emory Goizueta ADRC. A faculty member of Emory School of Medicine since 1995, she is an assistant professor in Neurology. She has received several honors, including Atlanta Magazine’s Groundbreaker of the Year award in 2016, for “educating African Americans about Alzheimer’s – and making sure they’re represented in scientific research.”

For more information, call 678-398-5828.

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