Dialogue on Dementia: “Brain Mechanisms of Creativity and Changes with Aging”

Event Date & Time

June 4, 2019 at 5:00-6:30pm


UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mabee Conference Room 4th Floor, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229

Event Details:

The Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio invites you to an evening of open discussion surrounding groundbreaking research on the onset and advancement of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases with renowned physicians and scientists from around the world.

After presentations, attendees are welcomed to ask questions with the leading experts for open-dialogue and Q&A.

Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Featured topic: “Brain Mechanisms of Creativity and Changes with Aging"

Presented by: Kenneth Heilman, M.D., behavioral neurologist and director of the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Clinic at the University of Florida

Unable to attend in person? This lecture will be recorded and later posted on our Dialogue on Dementia web page with all of our past dialogues.



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About the Speaker(s)

Kenneth Heilman, M.D.

Behavioral neurologist, director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Center for Neuropsychological Studies and Behavioral Neurology-Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program at the University of Florida

Dr. Heilman's primary clinical interests are in attentional, emotional and cognitive disorders. His expertise as a clinician has been recognized by being listed in every edition of the Best Doctors in America as well as other publications.

Dr. Heilman’s research studies neurobehavioral, examining brain behavior relationships in health and disease. He has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 14 published or ‘in press’ books and more than 500 peer reviewed publications.

His research has received on-going federal funding from the National Institute in Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 40 years.

His research lab has labeled several new diseases/disorders and their treatment. He has demonstrated that right hemisphere injury causes disorders of emotional communication (impaired emotional prosody and facial expressions), as well as defects of sensory attention, action-intention (spatial neglect) and self-awareness (anosognosia). He has improved understanding of disorders of purposeful skilled movements (apraxia) as well as other neurobehavioral disorders such as amnesia, aphasia, agraphia and alexia.