Brain Research Network hosts forum, focus on healthy aging

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Healthy Brain Research Network is hosting a forum on the importance of developing effective strategies for reducing and treating dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hollings Library on the University of South Carolina's Columbia campus.

Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster is delivering the opening remarks at the forum.

Other speakers include members of the Arnold School of Public Health, the College of Engineering and Computing, the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health and the Geriatrics Division of Palmetto Health.

Members of the university's Office for the Study of Aging, the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Alzheimer's Association are also scheduled to attend.

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