Aging and the Canine Brain…
Helping Them to Help Us
..Dr. Elizabeth Head............................
It sometimes seems as though that old dog of yours is just being cantankerous. It starts to have accidents in the house, must be because it is too lazy to go outside. And then there is that thing it is doing at night. For years it has slept at the foot of your bed and now it is roaming around the house at all hours and you’re not getting any sleep. And last week, it got stuck in a corner, started barking and wouldn’t backup. He reminds you of your old Aunt Millie who has Alzheimer’s. Do dogs get dementia?
Today’s guest is Dr. Elizabeth Head, she is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky. She has been studying the aging canine brain in hopes of finding answers to what is also happening to dogs and to dog’s best friend, man.
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Dr. Head received a M.A in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto, Canada. She received postdoctoral training at the Institute for Brain Aging & Dementia at the University of California – Irvine. She was co-leader of the Neuropathology Core of the University of California Irvine Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and was Director of the Institute’s Brain Bank. Dr. Head moved to UK in January of 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.