The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Buckeye Smart: Spot signs of dementia
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Columbus, OH

Buckeye Smart: Spot signs of dementia

Do you worry about getting Alzheimer’s disease?

Or wonder what normal aging is? Find out during an informative talk with Dr. Douglas Scharre, cognitive and memory disorder expert and director of the Cognitive and Memory Disorder Division at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. You will learn valuable tips including how to recognize early signs of dementia in loved ones — as well as why early detection is so critical.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

11:30 a.m. Registration and lunch
12–1 p.m. Program

Fawcett Event Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
Directions / Parking


  • Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
  • Field Greens Salad with Assorted Dressings and Toppings
  • Seasonal Fruit Salad
  • Premade Sandwiches: Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast, Brown Sugar Cured Ham, Sea Salt Crusted Roast Beef, and Italian Salami
  • Flavored Kettle Chips
  • Seasonal Cookies
  • Assorted Petite Cupcakes
  • Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks, and Water

Dietary restrictions noted during registration have been accommodated.


$10 per person; includes lunch

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. Dr. Scharre is board certified in neurology and in 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 next Buckeye Smart presentation on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Additional Buckeye Smart presentation dates are listed below:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018


This event is currently at capacity.


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