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Qualify for the early bird WeeM rates by registering today. Book your room by September 30th and request the spectacular WeeM rate of $107.

Program Details 2017*

Title

Brain Energy Metabolism: Implications for Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment

Description

Scientific research has provided a new understanding of how the brain uses energy. Glucose is a well known energy source for brain cells, but the brain does not utilize it efficiently in those with Alzheimer’s. An alternate source which is manufactured in the liver, called ketone bodies, is being explored for its therapeutic effects for a wide range of neurodegenerative disorders. Interestingly, it is possible for individuals to control the brain’s use of these two fuels. We will explore the book: Alzheimer’s Disease - What if there was a Cure? The Story of Ketones by Dr. Mary Newport.

Presenter’s Name

Peter Kraus

Presenter’s Bio

Peter Kraus has served as the monthly gathering Program Chair for Chicago Area Mensa, having selected something in the neighborhood of 300 speakers during his tenure. Now, as program co-chair, he has spent time researching medical issues. Surprisingly, there appear to be two subsets of research - one which seems to be promulgated by the commercial interests, and another (that is not featured in the major media) which contradicts, or supplants, the research of the commercial interests.

*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.


Deadlines

  • Registration - May 11th is the last day to qualify for the special early bird discounts. Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for any discount.)
  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a spectacular WeeM rate of $107 through September 30th, subject to availability. Warning: Last year the hotel increased the rate late in June with little notice so book early! If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

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