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School of Aging Studies Faculty Member Showcased At TEDxFulbrightCanberra

School of Aging Studies Faculty Member Showcased At TEDxFulbrightCanberra

Ross Andel, PhD, Director of the PhD in Aging Studies Program, recently spoke at the TEDxFulbrightCanberra at Questacon, Australia on May 24. Through these events, Fulbrighters showcase the program's thought leadership by communicating their meaningful but often complex research and expertise in lay terms and using the TEDx format.

TEDxFulbrightCanberra has the theme "Power & Wisdom," inspired on this reflection from Senator Fulbright: "Science has radically changed the conditions of human life on earth. It has expanded our knowledge and our power, but not our capacity to use them with wisdom." Six current or former Fulbright Scholars will present a TEDx talk around this theme including Andel. 

In his research, Andel has focused on identifying ways to slow age-related cognitive decline and reduce risk of dementia through diet, exercise, leisure activities and modifications to work environment. Andel has also been involved in research to distinguish true signs of cognitive impairment from normal cognitive aging.