Hundreds of San Diego County seniors are expected to attend a conference Wednesday on wellness and aging at Liberty Station in Point Loma and the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.
The county’s “Vital Aging” conference is a part of the “Live Well San Diego” initiative, which promotes a healthier region. The conference will explore how nutrition, exercise, mental stimulation and social connection affect memory, mood and cognitive function in seniors.
Information and resources for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease will also be available.
About 60,000 local residents have Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to reach nearly 100,000 by 2030, according to county officials. It is the region’s third leading cause of death.
The event features nationally acclaimed speaker Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a neuropsychologist from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and founder of the Brain Health Center.
Officials say San Diego County’s population of people over age 65 is expected to nearly double to more than 720,000 in the next 15 years.
—City News Service
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