Dr. Elisabeth Glisky

Nov. 1, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Arizona SeniorAcademy Great Room

Are there strategies to enhance cognitive function and well-being in normally aging older adults? A University of Arizona professor, who has done extensive research on this subject, will answer this question in the affirmative during an upcoming ASA lecture.

Elizabeth Glisky is professor of cognition/neural systems and director of the Aging and Cognition Unit at the U of A.   Dr. Glisky is a graduate of University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, where she received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology. She joined the faculty in the U of A Department of Psychology in 1987.  At the U of A, she has served as the Director of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology, and on the Executive Committee of the School of Mind, Brain and Behavior. She was Head of the Department of Psychology from 2010 to 2015 and currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium.

Dr. Glisky’s research focuses on memory and executive function, how they change in normal aging or as a result of neurological insult; and how to reduce the negative impact of these changes in everyday life. She and her students are developing rehabilitation techniques to help people with memory impairments improve their memory function by taking advantage of preserved processes to compensate for those that have been damaged or lost.

 The author of several articles in professional journals and chapters in books about her research interests, Dr. Glisky is recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Eckman Award for Excellence in Education and Inspirational Leadership.

Witten by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer

Nov. 1: Aging and Cognitive Function