Older adults with cognitive difficulties are at greater risk of elder abuse. Existing literature identifies things that older adults can do to limit the cognitive decline that they experience. Dr. Duff will review lifestyle changes that you can make on a daily basis to improve brain fitness and thinking abilities.
About Dr. Kevin Duff
Dr. Kevin Duff obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York in Albany in 2001. He completed his neuropsychology internship at the Southern Arizona Healthcare System in Tucson, AZ, and his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He joined the Psychiatry Department at the University of Iowa in 2003, where had clinical and research responsibilities working with patients with dementia, Huntington’s disease, and a variety of other neuropsychiatric conditions. In 2009, he joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah as a neuropsychologist for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research. His current research has focused primarily on the early identification of cognitive decline in neuropsychiatric illnesses (e.g., Mild Cognitive Impairment, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) and the study of short-term practice effects as a unique cognitive variable. Dr. Duff’s work has been widely published in scientific journals (>130 papers) and he has lectured nationally and internationally on his areas of expertise. His research on Mild Cognitive Impairment has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2005.
Dr. Kevin Duff
Professor of Neurology,
Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research, University of Utah