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Talks at Twelve: Nathan Spreng, Thursday, October 8, 2015

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Determinants of Financial Vulnerability in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Research Study
Nathan Spreng, Human Development

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room

This talk is open to all. Lunch will be served. Metered parking is available in the Plantations lot across the road from Beebe Hall. No registration or RSVP required except fo groups of 5 or more. We ask that larger groups email Patty at letting us know of your plans to attend so that we can order enough lunch.

Financial exploitation of the aged is an emerging public health problem that requires surveillance, education and intervention. The goal of this BCTR pilot project is to begin to determine the social, cognitive, and neurobiological risk factors for financial exploitation in older adults and develop an assessment tool. This will serve a long-term goal of identifying individuals who are vulnerable to financial exploitation, thereby facilitating prevention or intervention efforts. In his talk Nathan Spreng will cover the beginning stages and insights emerging from pilot work on the project.

Dr. Nathan Spreng is an assistant professor and the director of the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition in the Department of Human Development at Cornell University. His research into neurocognitive aging examines large-scale brain network dynamics and their role in cognition. Currently Dr. Spreng is investigating the link between memory, cognitive control, and social cognition and the interacting brain networks that support them. In doing so he hopes to better understand cognitive and neuroscience processes as they change across the lifespan, including the factors that render older adults vulnerable to financial exploitation.

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