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The Secret Power of Music for Dementia

Joshua Grill, Ph.D., Director, UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND)

In the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, Joshua Grill invokes a deceased jazz singer, iPods and a 35,000-year-old vulture bone that cavemen fashioned into a flute. Grill is a neuroscientist whose research interests focus on clinical trials in neurodegenerative disease. He will explain how music is a powerful force and that can tap into the deepest recesses of the mind, stir emotions and conjure memories, and why music memory is one of the last things affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Medicine in Our Backyard

Monday, January 27 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Newport Beach Public Library, Friends Meeting Room 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Lectures / Presentations


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students



Free (a suggested donation of $10.00 is always appreciated)

Biological Sciences


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Newport Beach Public Library/UCI Health

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