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Sleep and Dementia

March 31 @ 11:00 am

Sleep and Dementia

Scientists are uncovering important questions about how sleep impacts the aging brain. To close out National Sleep Awareness Month (March), join University of Arizona neuroscientist, Stephen Cowen, Ph.D. and Alzheimer’s Association – Hawaii volunteer community educator, Steven Tam as they share the latest research on age-related and non-age-related memory loss (10 warning signs), and the role of sleep in the memory formation process.

When: Wednesday, March 31
Time: 11:00AM HST

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About Our Speakers:

Stephen Cowen, PhD
Dr. Cowen is Associate Professor, Cognition/Neural Systems and Director, Decision Making and Learning Laboratory at the University of Arizona. He is a researcher focused on how the activities of tens of billions of interconnected neurons are coordinated during learning, decision making, and sleep. Read more about Dr. Cowen by visiting:

Steven Tam
Steve Tam was a caregiver for his late father who had Alzheimer’s disease and has 3 uncles who now have Alzheimer’s. Steve retired from the Alzheimer’s Association in 2020 where he was the Director of Development and led the Aloha Chapter’s fundraising programs. He now volunteers as a Community Educator and serves as the Sponsorship Chair for the Oahu Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Steve was previously the Manager at BrightStar Care of Honolulu that provided in-home caregiving for individuals with dementia and other disabilities. Prior to that Steve worked at AARP Hawaii as the Director of Advocacy and led campaigns on long-term care, Medicare, Social Security, caregiving, and financial security for seniors. Steve also worked at Prudential Locations Real Estate as Vice President–Sales, and Broker-in-Charge.