From Brain Fog to Dementia - How Disease and Aging Can Affect Your Synapses
In this interactive session we will go in-depth into the biology of nerve cell connections (synapses ) and the impacts of aging and disease on these key communication structures. We will discuss cellular and molecular mechanisms, highlighting how these structures are set up during development and how they are impacted by disease and aging, including changes that can contribute to brain fog and dementia. We will also delve into some of the research being done on this topic in the Swayne lab at UVic and some of the research tools (mainly microscopy) used to address these important questions.
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This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).