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Casual Conversation with Professor Santulli
Having just participated in an illuminating and personally valuable Green Dot session with Peter Elias, learning the fundamentals about effective bystander intervention, it is time to turn to our next Casual Conversation. Our conversationalist is Robert B. Santulli, M.D. Dr. Santulli is Honorary Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine and Senior Lecturer in the Dartmouth Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Dr. Santulli was brought to our attention by classmate Peter Schaeffer, who heard Dr. Santulli speak at a Zoom session with Peter’s Choate classmates. Peter gives Dr. Santulli high praise and recommends him wholeheartedly to us.
Dr. Santulli will speak with us on Sunday, June 13 at 3 pm Eastern. He will be the third Dartmouth faculty member to talk with our Class, the first two being Jewish Studies Professor Susannah Heschel and Professor Cecilia Gaposchkin, Chair of the History Department.
If you want to participate, please email me by close of business on Friday, June 11. My email address is email@example.com . The Zoom link will go out shortly thereafter.
Here is Dr. Santulli’s description of the casual conversation:
As we age, nearly all of us notice some changes in our thinking and our memory. Although these changes can be frustrating or concerning, they usually reflect the fact that our brains are simply aging along with the rest of our parts. For a minority of us, however, these cognitive changes can herald the onset of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.
This talk will review some of the common age-related changes in thinking and memory and present the warning signs of a more serious cognitive disorder. Although there is currently no way to prevent Alzheimer's disease or most other forms of dementia, I will discuss a number of interventions and other activities that all of us can undertake now that may make these conditions less likely to occur.
Following the presentation, there will be ample time for questions and discussion.