Fine tuning the aging brain and early detection and prevention of dementia
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Fine tuning the aging brain and early detection and prevention of dementia

Dr. Oded Meiron
Dr. Oded Meiron

Herzog Medical Center’s lead neuroscientist, Dr. Oded Meiron, will speak at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly on Wednesday, August 17, at 1 p.m. The free community lecture is sponsored by the JCC’s Senior Services Department.

Dr. Meiron heads the electrophysiology and neurocognition lab and directs the noninvasive brain stimulation clinic at Herzog Medical Center’s Clinical Research Center for Brain Sciences in Israel. In his only New Jersey appearance, Dr. Meiron will discuss the results of his trailblazing clinical and applied research on fine tuning the aging brain and early detection and prevention of dementia.

Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem is spearheading groundbreaking medical treatment for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s. Herzog’s brain science research department is also developing novel ways to treat mental illnesses, including depression and schizophrenia, and holds patents for medication that can suppress these psychiatric conditions.

Herzog Medical Center’s Clinical Research Center for Brain Sciences is investigating early markers related to cognitive decline to determine the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Dr. Meiron applies transcranial electrical-current stimulation to treat high-risk patients in pre-dementia stages. Related studies are also being conducted simultaneously on people with other psychiatric disorders; results have been promising.

Dr. Meiron, who was born and raised in the United States, has worked at Herzog Medical Center for 10 years. He’s a cognitive neuroscientist with a Ph.D. in psychology, a published author, and has several ongoing clinical trials and research partnerships with hospitals and universities, including Harvard, both in the U.S. and abroad. He has served on the faculty of Hebrew University and Columbia University and is a professor at Bar Ian University in Israel. His work with Alzheimer’s and dementia involves transcranial stimulation – a non-invasive mechanism that helps to identify and treat issues involving dementia and early onset Alzheimer’s even before the patient experiences symptoms.

For reservations for the talk, go to jccotp.org/Oded-Meiron-Neuroscientist. For more information, call Marlene Cerago, the JCC’s caregiver support coordinator, at (201) 569- 7900, ext. 439, or email her at mceragno@jccotp.org.

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