The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Buckeye Smart Encore: Spot signs of dementia
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Columbus, OH

Buckeye Smart Encore: Spot signs of dementia

Do you worry about getting Alzheimer’s disease?

Or wonder what normal aging is? By popular demand, we welcome back Dr. Douglas Scharre, cognitive and memory disorder expert and director of the Cognitive and Memory Disorder Division at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. He will give invaluable advice, including how to recognize early signs of dementia in yourself and loved ones — and explain why early detection is so critical.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

5:30 p.m. Registration
6–7 p.m. Program

Longaberger Alumni House – Sanders Grand Lounge
2200 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions / Parking


$5 per person; includes light appetizers

About the Speaker

Dr. Scharre conducts clinical research in dementia and mild cognitive impairment that has been funded by NIH, foundations and industry. He has many active grants including clinical drug trials using cognitive enhancers and behavioral therapies; functional neuroimaging studies using PET, SPECT and MRI; and screening for mild cognitive impairment and early dementia diagnosis.

He has published journal papers, book chapters and abstracts in the area of cognitive neurology, including dementia, Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, chorea-acanthocytosis, frontal lobe disorders, inherited neurologic disorders, visual agnosia and optic aphasia. He has published on the neuropsychiatric aspects of neoplastic, demyelinating, infectious and inflammatory diseases of the brain; on biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease including beta-amyloid protein and tau protein; on functional neuroimaging with SPECT scanning; and on treatment of behavioral disturbances in dementia. He lectures frequently on topics of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, behavioral management of dementia and other aspects of cognitive neurology.

Dr. Scharre joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center faculty in the Department of Neurology in 1993. He is board certified in neurology, behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry with special interests in cognitive assessment, degenerative dementias and dementia-related behaviors.

About Buckeye Smart

Buckeye Smart: Central Ohio Speaker Series is a lunch-and-learn experience hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Let Ohio State’s experts teach you about the university’s latest research, newest innovations and best-kept secrets!

Be sure to save the date for our future Buckeye Smart presentations:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Please call 800-762-5646 to register.


Please contact the alumni association at or 800-762-5646.