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The Seven Myths of Aging
February 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SPONSORED BY THE HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Join us to debunk these common myths and misconceptions on aging:
- You’ll Feel Old
- Your Brain Power Declines
- You’ll Be Stuck with Bad Habits
- Your Happiness Will Decline
- You’ll Stop Learning and Growing
- Frailty is Inevitable
- Your Destiny is Out of Your Control
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Carmel Bitondo Dyer has been practicing geriatric medicine for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Geriatrics fellowship at Baylor. She founded the Baylor geriatrics program at Harris Health System, the Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute, and the UT Health Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine. Her research and publications have been in the area of elder mistreatment and interprofessional teams. She was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and has twice provided testimony to the U.S. Senate on behalf of vulnerable elders. In 2007, Dr. Dyer joined the UT Health faculty as Professor of Medicine. She is the current Chief of Staff for LBJ Hospital and Associate Dean of Harris County Programs for UT Health. Dr. Dyer holds the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology, the Vincent and Nancy Guinee Distinguished Chair, and is the executive director of the UT Health Consortium on Aging.