TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus: Ageing without dementia - borderline brain diseases

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Fr. 12.11.2021
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Citizens, all interested parties

Topic:        Aging without dementia - borderline brain diseases

Time:        Friday, 12.11.2021, 3:00 p.m.

Place:       TU Ilmenau,Faraday building, Faraday lecture hall, Weimarer Str. 32

Speaker:   Prof. Dr. Werner Schunk, physician and scientist, private Institute for Occupational Medicine Thuringia


Due to the limited number of seats, pre-registration is mandatory: www.tu-ilmenau.de/buergercampus


Due to the changed regulations for the containment of the Corona pandemic, the 3G+ rules apply to this event.

Our brain is perhaps the greatest wonder on this earth. It makes humans unique, the personality of each individual distinctive: in its perception of the world, in its language, in its thinking, feeling, dreaming and behaviour. At the same time, the brain's ability to learn is almost inexhaustible, because new nerve connections can always be made, even into old age. It is no coincidence that we perceive limitations in the functioning of our brain as one of the most threatening changes in our body. We are afraid of dementia in old age, especially of Alzheimer's disease, the brain weakness with loss of memory and orientation.

In his lecture at the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus, Prof. Werner Schunk will focus on Alzheimer's and other brain diseases. The physician and scientist developed his own method for the treatment of brain diseases. In his career, he has dealt intensively with brain metabolism and investigated the influence of elements such as manganese, selenium and copper on the function of neurotransmitters, i.e. the messenger substances that transmit excitation from one nerve cell to other cells. Prof. Schunk also explains ways in which one can do something for one's own mental performance throughout one's life, in keeping with the motto: It's not how old you get, but how you get old that counts.


Admission: 5 Euro



Dr. Uwe Geishendorf

Central Institute for Education
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