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Nov. 25, 2014

First Friday Seminar to examine the effect of exergaming on dementia


Cay Anderson-Hanley, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Union College in Schenectady, New York, will discuss the effect of physical and mental exercise on dementia at noon on Friday, Dec. 5.

The seminar, “Move and use it or lose it? Does physical or mental exercise impact dementia?” will focus on results from research conducted through the Healthy Aging and Neuropsychology Lab. The research findings suggest that interactive physical and cognitive exercise, or exergaming, might be more beneficial than physical exercise alone in slowing the progression of dementia.

Anderson-Hanley earned a doctorate in counseling psychology and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric psychology and neuropsychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and has conducted a number of studies on the impact of exergaming on neurological disorders.

The seminar will be in D-107 and is free and open to the public. It is presented by the OSU-CHS Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.

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